Ring Mountain (California)

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Ring Mountain
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve.jpg
Highest point
Elevation603 ft (184 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence402 ft (123 m) [2]
Coordinates37°54′35″N 122°29′09″W / 37.909691528°N 122.485779814°W / 37.909691528; -122.485779814Coordinates: 37°54′35″N 122°29′09″W / 37.909691528°N 122.485779814°W / 37.909691528; -122.485779814[1]
LocationMarin County, California, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS San Quentin
Pecked curvilinear nucleated petroglyphs on a rock on Ring Mountain

Ring Mountain is an elevated landform on the Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County, California. This mountain was named for George E. Ring, who served as a Marin County Supervisor from 1895 to 1903.[3]

A number of rare and endangered flora inhabit Ring Mountain;[4] the landscape is strewn with many sizable boulders which exhibit a variety of lithologies including high-pressure metamorphic rocks of amphibolite and eclogite grade.[5]

Native American pecked curvilinear nucleated petroglyphs created by the Coast Miwok people are also found here.[6]

Animal life[edit]

Though Ring Mountain is an island ecosystem surrounded by Highway 101 and suburbs, it hosts a variety of wildlife, including deer, skunks, and many birds and reptiles.


Ring Mountain is a popular hiking area and provides spectacular 360 degree views of the northern Bay Area. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ring". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ "Ring Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. ^ "Ring Mountain, Open Space Preserve". County of Marin. Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  4. ^ Earth Metrics Inc. (1989) Marinero Estates Environmental Impact Report, Tiburon, California, prepared for the city of Tiburon, Ca.
  5. ^ Hogan, C. Michael (2008). Burnham, Andy (ed.). "Ring Mountain – Carving in United States in The West". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  6. ^ Hogan, C. Michael (2008). Andy Burnham (ed.). "Ring Mountain, The Megalithic Portal,".
  7. ^ http://www.marincounty.org/recreation Retrieved 2017-3-21

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