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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4) Prom-M Ascents
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades40372048
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades24741559
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades26861307
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3206North Cascades2285591
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1131118
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades925118
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1218167
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades031
9.LewisBig Horn2438South Washington Cascades7336
10.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389366
11.KingMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061344
11.KittitasMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061344
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2231Selkirk Mountains52440
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1575115
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains24992
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains144592
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains650125
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains73492
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains23755
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains1852
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1068195
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau78264
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades61161
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains5141
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains030
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau81590
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1244South Washington Cascades080
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33267
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau55765
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau38642
31.PacificPacific County High Point914Washington Coastal Hills45143
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23252
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22860
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills12043
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands734374
36.AdamsKarakul Hills640North Columbia Plateau5855
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills464109
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point500North Columbia Plateau16548
39.IslandCamano Island High Point177Inside Passage Islands17770

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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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