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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Mount RainierMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2098
2.Mount AdamsMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades1605
3.Mount BakerMount Baker10,781North Cascades1346
4.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades609
5.Alpine LakesMount Stuart9415South Washington Cascades587
6.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9200North Cascades104
7.PasaytenJack Mountain9066North Cascades68
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain8898North Cascades178
9.Goat RocksGilbert Peak8184South Washington Cascades136
10.OlympicMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains375
11.Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak7835North Cascades175
12.William O. DouglasMount Aix7766South Washington Cascades127
13.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains41
14.BuckhornMount Fricaba7139Olympic Mountains30
15.Norse PeakFifes Ridge6920South Washington Cascades16
16.Boulder RiverThree Fingers6850North Cascades225
17.The BrothersThe Brothers6842Olympic Mountains303
18.Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish6434Olympic Mountains53
19.Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains93
20.TatooshTatoosh Peak6310South Washington Cascades117
21.Wild SkyGunn Peak6240North Cascades118
22.Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson6220North Cascades36
23.ClearwaterBearhead Mountain6089South Washington Cascades171
24.Indian HeavenLemei Rock5925South Washington Cascades48
25.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point5528South Washington Cascades27
26.Wonder MountainWonder Mountain4848Olympic Mountains8
27.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4520South Washington Cascades23
28.Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak4517Olympic Mountains10
29.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1140North Columbia Plateau14
30.Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point223Olympic Mountains0
31.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point170Inside Passage Islands1

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List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.

 


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