Location: San Diego County, California
Named by the USGS, according to Anza Borrego State Park Ranger Alfred Welcome, for the imagined similarity of the shape of this mountain to the profile of a whale.
The Gray Whale was designated as the official state Marine Mammal of California (1975).
This peak is the high point of the Vallecito Mountains, a Penninsular Range.
Name first appears on AMS Borego quad (1942).
Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List.