ⓘ Cedar Mountains, Nevada. The Cedar Mountains, also known as the Hardscrabble Mountains, are located in western Nevada in the United States. The mountain range l ..

                                     

ⓘ Cedar Mountains (Nevada)

The Cedar Mountains, also known as the Hardscrabble Mountains, are located in western Nevada in the United States. The mountain range lay north of the Monte Cristo Range about 30 miles north of Tonopah in Mineral County and its highest point is Little Pilot Peak. This mountain range is situated in the Walker Lane region, which is part of the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, similar to the San Andreas Fault in to the west in California. Cedar Mountains was named for the cedar timber in the area. It was the site of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on December 20, 1932 that was felt throughout much of the west.