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North-Central Olympic Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Deception (7788 ft/2374 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington
Area452 sq mi / 1,170 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent28 mi / 46 km North-South
24 mi / 38 km East-West
Center Lat/Long47° 57' N; 123° 21' W
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Map of North-Central Olympic Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the North-Central Olympic Mountains.
Olympic MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest OlympicsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North-Central Olympic MountainsLevel 5
                 Hurricane-Angeles GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 McCartney-Obstruction GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cameron GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Deception-Gray WolfLevel 6 (Child)
         Western Olympic FoothillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Olympic MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Olympic MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Olympic MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the North-Central Olympic Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Deception77882374Deception-Gray Wolf
2.Mount Johnson7680+2341+Deception-Gray Wolf
3.Mount Mystery76392328Deception-Gray Wolf
4.Martin Peak76382328Deception-Gray Wolf
5.Sweat Spire7560+2304+Deception-Gray Wolf
6.Mount Clark75282295Deception-Gray Wolf
7.Gasp Pinnacle7520+2292+Deception-Gray Wolf
8.Gilhooley Tower7480+2280+Deception-Gray Wolf
9.The Incisor7440+2268+Deception-Gray Wolf
10.Mount Walkinshaw73782249Deception-Gray Wolf
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Deception77882374Deception-Gray Wolf
2.Mount Cameron71902192Cameron Group
3.McCartney Peak67842068McCartney-Obstruction Group
4.Mount Angeles64541967Hurricane-Angeles Group



Photos of Peaks in the North-Central Olympic Mountains

Mount Deception
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Mount Deception, second highest peak in the Olympic Mountains, rises steeply above Royal Basin. Photo by Grant Myers (2011-07-02).
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Grand Pass Peak
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Grand Pass Peak, Olympic National Park (2014-08-08). Photo by Cindy Lin.
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Mount Angeles

Rocky Mount Angeles is plainly visible from the Hurricane Ridge Road (1991-08-21).
Hurricane Hill

Gentle Hurricane Hill is reached by a paved trail from the end of the Hurricane Ridge Road (1991-08-21).



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