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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462767
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81162282
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121991
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498903
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711167
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034179
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996263
8.SkamaniaMount Adams - West Slope8920South Washington Cascades037
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24043
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838523
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480572
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480572
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172055
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168156
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains818145
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4740122
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132202
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407125
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77972
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6069
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503276
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256588
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200583
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16845
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains038
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2674124
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock - West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades0101
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108978
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182974
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126851
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148050
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76269
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74975
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39352
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407541
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19067
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521153
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54156
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58088

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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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