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Washington State Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 200 square miles

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
CountryRange (Level 5)
3.Columbia259,390Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14,220United StatesMount Rainier Area
6.Snohomish1,806Mount Daniel7980United StatesAlpine Lakes Area
14.Quillayute631South Appleton6125United StatesNorthwest Olympics
16.Lake Washington566Meadow Mountain5460United StatesSouth Cascade Crest
15.Duwamish475Blowout MountainNullUnited StatesSouth Cascade Crest
1.Puyallup988Mount RainierNullUnited StatesMount Rainier Area
1.Nisqually716Mount RainierNullUnited StatesMount Rainier Area
8.Dungeness225Mount DeceptionNullUnited StatesNorth-Central Olympic Mountains
7.Hoh294Mount OlympusNullUnited StatesCentral Olympic Mountains
9.Queets451AthenaNullUnited StatesCentral Olympic Mountains
9.Quinault428West PeakNullUnited StatesCentral Olympic Mountains
9.Elwha322West PeakNullUnited StatesCentral Olympic Mountains
13.Skokomish243Mount StoneNullUnited StatesEastern Olympic Mountains
17.Chehalis2,123Capitol PeakNullUnited StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains
18.Humptulips235North Gibson PeakNullUnited StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains
4.Nooksack801Mount BakerNullUnited StatesSkagit Range
4.Skagit3,143Mount BakerNullUnited StatesSkagit Range
12.Stillaguamish681Three FingersNullUnited StatesMountain Loop Area

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List Description

This list shows all peaks in Washington State that are high points of primary drainage basins with an area of over 200 square miles. A primary basin is that of a river that reaches the sea, so high points of basins of tributary rivers are excluded.

Over half of Washington is part of the vast Columbia River Basin, but the well-watered western part of the state has a healthy collection of smaller rivers that drain the Olympic Peninsula and the western slopes of the Cascades. Many of these high points are well-known peaks that many Washington climbers normally ascend in the course of their careers, so it is likely that many peakbaggers already have a head-start on this list even if they are seeing it for the first time.

 


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