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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,210
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades8136
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades8845
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0
9.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades280
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520
12.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains1760
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains838
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4760
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2417
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains799
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains80
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2575
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains20
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2684
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades40
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1099
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1839
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1273
31.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills1500
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades772
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau195
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1648North Columbia Plateau549
39.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands590

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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.

Links

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