Location: Santa Barbara County, California
Named by the USFS after the "Holy Cross" of Jesus. Name of peak is derived from the nearby Cañada de Santa Cruz which is first cited on the diseño of the 8,919 acre (Mexican Land Grant) Rancho Tequepis (1845).
Name first appears on USGS San Barbara National Forest map (1926).
Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List.