Elevation: 1,783 m (5,850 ft)
The Sierra Madre Mountains are a mountain range in northern Santa Barbara County, California, USA. They are a portion of the Inner South Coast Ranges, representing the southernmost part, which are themselves part of the Pacific Coast Ranges of western North America. The Sierra Madre Mountains trend from northwest to southeast, and are approximately 25 mi (40 km) long.
High peaks in the range include MacPherson Peak (5,747 feet (1,752 m)), and the highest point in the range, Peak Mountain (5,843 feet (1,781 m)). To the southeast, the range merges with the San Rafael Mountains in a complex topography of unnamed ranges, the highest point of which is Big Pine Mountain (6,820 ft (2,079 m)), the highest point in Santa Barbara County. Snow falls on the highest peaks during the winter months.
The Sierra Madre Mountains are almost entirely within the Los Padres National Forest, and mark the northern boundary of the San Rafael Wilderness. The southeastern extent of the range is about 25 mi (40 km) north of the city of Santa Barbara, and the northwestern extent of the range is about 50 mi (80 km) north by northwest of the city.