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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4) Prom-M 
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades4026
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades2474
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades2686
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3206North Cascades2285
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1131
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades925
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1218
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades0
9.LewisBig Horn2438South Washington Cascades73
10.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389
11.KingMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1060
11.KittitasMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1060
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2231Selkirk Mountains524
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1575
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains249
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains1444
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains649
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains734
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains237
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains19
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1068
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau782
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades611
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains51
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains0
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau815
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1244South Washington Cascades0
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau332
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau557
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau387
31.PacificPacific County High Point914Washington Coastal Hills451
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades233
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau229
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills120
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands734
36.AdamsKarakul Hills640North Columbia Plateau58
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills464
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point500North Columbia Plateau165
39.IslandCamano Island High Point177Inside Passage Islands177

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List Description

There are 39 counties in Washington, and their high points make up the most serious collection of alpine challenges for county highpointers of any state except Alaska. The big volcanoes--Rainier, Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak--are actually easier to climb than rocky, remote, and rugged giants like Bonanza, Buckner, and Olympus. Throw in a class-4 rock climb (Big Horn), more monster Cascade summits (Daniel, North Gardner), a few forested logging-road points in the southwest, flat farmland points in the east, and other random mountains, and you have a murderer's row line-up of peaks. As of early 2008, only four people were known to have climbed all these summits.

Acknowledgements

  • By 1995 I had a self-researched verision of this list, with 32 of the 39 points correct.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Steve Fry, Ken Jones, and John Roper.

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