Great Western Divide

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Great Western Divide
Great Western Divide.jpg
Great Western Divide from Mount Kaweah
Highest point
PeakMount Kaweah (Kaweah Peaks Ridge)
Elevation13,807 ft (4,208 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates36°31′35″N 118°28′41″W / 36.52639°N 118.47806°W / 36.52639; -118.47806Coordinates: 36°31′35″N 118°28′41″W / 36.52639°N 118.47806°W / 36.52639; -118.47806[2]
Great Western Divide is located in California
Great Western Divide
Great Western Divide
CountryUnited States
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Kaweah

The Great Western Divide is a Sierra Nevada mountain range that forms part of the border between the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Some of the summits of the Great Western Divide reach well over 13,000 feet (3,962 m); the High Sierra Trail crosses the range at Kaweah Gap from Sequoia National Park.

The divide separates the watersheds of the Kaweah, Kern and Kings rivers; the divide includes the Kings–Kern Divide and the Kaweah Peaks Ridge.

List of peaks[edit]

The Great Western Divide from Moro Rock


  1. ^ "Great Western Divide". Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ "Great Western Divide". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-03.