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Washington County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,210 
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81162009-08-02 b
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades8812 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades30342010-07-11
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades39962009-05-31
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades02008-07-26
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades240 
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838 
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34802008-08-03
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34802008-08-03
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains17202009-06-20 a
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains8182008-09-14 b
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47402008-06-22 a
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21322008-08-16
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains24072012-07-05 b
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains7792005-07-01 c
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains602005-07-01 d
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35032006-06-23 c
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau25652009-10-11
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades20052010-05-16
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains02008-05-18
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26742007-06-30 b
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades02005-08-05 c
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau10892007-09-29 c
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau18292008-10-04 a
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau12682009-03-21 b
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills14802005-11-10 a
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades7622005-11-17
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7492007-10-06 b
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills3932006-11-10
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24072005-02-03 a
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau1902009-03-21 a
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15212007-01-06
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau5412007-03-09 a
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands5802006-05-06

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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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