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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades 
2.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9220North Cascades 
3.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains 
4.Norse PeakFifes Ridge6940South Washington Cascades 
5.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4540South Washington Cascades 
6.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1145North Columbia Plateau 
7.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point190Inside Passage Islands 
8.ClearwaterBearhead MountainNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner MountainNullNorth Cascades 
8.Goat RocksGilbert PeakNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High PointNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Wild SkyGunn PeakNullNorth Cascades 
8.PasaytenJack MountainNullNorth Cascades 
8.Indian HeavenLemei RockNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Mount AdamsMount AdamsNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.William O. DouglasMount AixNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Mount BakerMount BakerNullNorth Cascades 
8.BuckhornMount FricabaNullOlympic Mountains 
8.OlympicMount OlympusNullOlympic Mountains 
8.Mount RainierMount RainierNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Mount SkokomishMount SkokomishNullOlympic Mountains 
8.Alpine LakesMount StuartNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.Noisy-DiobsudMount WatsonNullNorth Cascades 
8.Colonel BobNorth Gibson PeakNullOlympic Mountains 
8.Wenaha-TucannonOregon ButteNullBlue Mountains 
8.Washington IslandsOzette Island High PointNullOlympic Mountains 
8.Henry M. JacksonSloan PeakNullNorth Cascades 
8.TatooshTatoosh PeakNullSouth Washington Cascades 
8.The BrothersThe BrothersNullOlympic Mountains 
8.Boulder RiverThree FingersNullNorth Cascades 
8.Wonder MountainWonder MountainNullOlympic Mountains 

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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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