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South Washington Cascades

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Rainier (14,411 ft/4392 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington
Area15,126 sq mi / 39,177 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent171 mi / 275 km North-South
143 mi / 231 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 47' N; 121° 29' W
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Map of South Washington Cascades
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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 South Washington Cascades.
Cascade RangeLevel 3 (Parent)
         North CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South Washington CascadesLevel 4
                 Alpine Lakes AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Wenatchee MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 South Cascade CrestLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mount Rainier AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Goat RocksLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mount Saint Helens AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mount Adams AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Columbia Gorge NorthLevel 5 (Child)
         Oregon CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         California CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South Washington Cascades

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Mount Rainier14,4114392Mount Rainier Area
2.Curtis Ridge13,720+4182+Mount Rainier Area
3.Mount Adams12,2763742Mount Adams Area
4.Little Tahoma11,1383395Mount Rainier Area
5.The Beehive11,000+3353+Mount Rainier Area
6.Muir Peak10,1883105Mount Rainier Area
7.Anvil Rock95842921Mount Rainier Area
8.Mount Stuart94152870Wenatchee Mountains
9.Mount Stuart-West Horn9120+2780+Wenatchee Mountains
10.Dragontail Peak8840+2694+Wenatchee Mountains
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 NameftmRange5
1.Mount Rainier14,4114392Mount Rainier Area
2.Mount Adams12,2763742Mount Adams Area
3.Mount Stuart94152870Wenatchee Mountains
4.Mount Saint Helens83332540Mount Saint Helens Area
5.Gilbert Peak81842494Goat Rocks
6.Mount Daniel7960+2426+Alpine Lakes Area
7.Mount Aix77662367South Cascade Crest
8.Lemei Rock59251806Columbia Gorge North



Photos of Peaks in the South Washington Cascades

Mount Rainier

The massive, icy form of Mount Rainier in the classic view from the Paradise Inn area on the south side of the mountain (1994-07-19).
Mount Adams
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Mount Adams dominates its surroundings in this view from Grayback Mtn, 25 miles southeast (2014-04-07). Photo by Richard Hensley.
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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart is a massive rocky pyramid that utterly dominates the view from Longs Pass (1997-08-09).
Sherpa Peak
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Sherpa Peak and the amazing nearby balanced rock. Photo by Eric Noel.
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Observation Rock
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One pitch of ice at the top of the North Face (2014-08-28). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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Mount Saint Helens

Skiers slog up the endless south slopes of Mount Saint Helens to get a 5000-foot run in the spring corn snow (1998-05).
Big Chiwaukum
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Big Chiwaukum is a hulking blob in this view from the west (2012-09-02).
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Mount Daniel

The high, gentle summit plateau area of Mount Daniel and the actual summit pinnacle projecting above (2003-08-08).
Ingalls Peak

The south face of Ingalls Peak, in sunshine to the left, is a popular and easy rock climb (1997-08-09).
Cowlitz Rocks
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Cowlitz Rocks from the Col (2014-03-24). Photo by Steve Brown.
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