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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462129
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161643
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121378
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498632
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711126
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034123
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996189
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades033
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24038
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838380
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480364
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480364
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172042
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168120
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81898
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474098
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132136
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240798
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77959
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6057
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503208
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256568
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200564
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16843
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains032
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267497
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades087
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108970
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182969
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126844
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148044
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76255
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74967
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39345
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407402
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19059
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521117
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54153
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58075

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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.

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

     Washington County High Points
     Official Roster of Washington County Completers

 


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