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California Relief Map

A relief map uses shading and coloring techniques to depict terrain elevations and depressions.  This California map page features static and interactive relief maps of California that depict mountains, valleys, and other physical features.  The static map shows terrain features within the boundaries of the state, while the interactive maps can be zoomed and panned to show detailed terrain features and contour lines in California and the surrounding region.

Static California Relief Map

California relief map

Interactive California Relief Maps

The interactive relief map choices include a standard Google terrain map and an enhanced Google terrain map with Street View capabilities.  To zoom in or out on either of these California maps, click or touch its plus (+) button or its minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan either map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  To display either of these California terrain maps, click or touch one of the following menu options.

Standard Terrain MapEnhanced Terrain Map

California's highest mountain is Mount Whitney, whose peak is 14,491 feet above sea level.  Other notable mountains in California include Mount Shasta (14,162 feet) and Lassen Peak (10,457 feet).  The largest lake in California is Lake Tahoe.  If you are planning a visit to California, please see, the official state tourism site, where you can find a wide range of travel and vacation information.  For information about California history and recreational activities, visit the following National Park sites.

California National Parks

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California Relief Map