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Washington County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462059 
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161571 
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121313 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498592 
5.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073782008-05-25
6.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838368 
7.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480345 
7.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480345 
9.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503196 
10.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996168 
11.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132125 
12.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711120 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034118 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168116 
15.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15211112006-10-08
16.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81894 
17.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474093 
17.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240793 
17.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2674932007-10-06
20.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades0812009-09-20
21.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands580732006-05-06
22.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108968 
23.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1829672008-10-04
24.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2565652008-10-04
25.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2005622010-07-04
25.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749622007-10-06
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77956 
27.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau190562009-03-21
29.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6053 
29.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades762532006-04-30
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54150 
32.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills1480442007-05-05
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393442006-11-10
34.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1268432009-03-21
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16842 
36.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172040 
37.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24037 
38.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 
39.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains031 

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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.


  • 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.


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