California, United States
Matterhorn Peak is located in the Sierra Nevada, in the western U.S. state of California, at the northern boundary of Yosemite National Park. At 12264 feet elevation, it is the tallest peak in the craggy Alps-like Sawtooth Ridge and the northernmost 12000 feet peak in the Sierra Nevada. The peak also supports the Sierra's northernmost glacier system. It was named after the Matterhorn in the Alps.
Jack Kerouac in The Dharma Bums describes a hike up and a run down the mountain. This lead to the classic observation, "you can't fall off a mountain".
The peak can be ascended without climbing gear.