Elevation: 5,712 ft (1,741 m)
Mount Wilson is one of the better known peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California. It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory and has become the astronomical center of Southern California with 60-inch (1,524 mm) and 100-inch (2,540 mm) telescopes, and 60-foot (18.3 m) and 150-foot (45.7 m) tall solar towers. The summit is at 5,710 feet (1,740 m). Some surrounding peaks are slightly higher. Due to its elevation, snow can sometimes interrupt astronomical activities on the mountain.
Mount Wilson is also referred to as a metro-media center for its relay broadcasting of radio and television for the Greater Los Angeles Area.