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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462069
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161579
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121321
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498596
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711120
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034119
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996169
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24037
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838369
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480346
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480346
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172041
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168116
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81894
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474093
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132127
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240794
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77956
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6053
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503197
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256565
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200562
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16842
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains031
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267493
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades081
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108968
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182967
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126843
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148044
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76253
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74962
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39344
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407384
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19056
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521114
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54151
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58073

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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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