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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)
1.Mount RainierMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades
2.Mount AdamsMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades
3.Mount BakerMount Baker3286North Cascades
4.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak3206North Cascades
5.Alpine LakesMount Stuart2870South Washington Cascades
6.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain2804North Cascades
7.PasaytenJack Mountain2763North Cascades
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain2712North Cascades
9.Goat RocksGilbert Peak2494South Washington Cascades
10.OlympicMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains
11.Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak2388North Cascades
12.William O. DouglasMount Aix2367South Washington Cascades
13.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak2231Selkirk Mountains
14.BuckhornMount Fricaba2176Olympic Mountains
15.Norse PeakFifes Ridge2109South Washington Cascades
16.Boulder RiverThree Fingers2088North Cascades
17.The BrothersThe Brothers2085Olympic Mountains
18.Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish1961Olympic Mountains
19.Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains
20.TatooshTatoosh Peak1923South Washington Cascades
21.Wild SkyGunn Peak1902North Cascades
22.Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson1896North Cascades
23.ClearwaterBearhead Mountain1856South Washington Cascades
24.Indian HeavenLemei Rock1806South Washington Cascades
25.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point1685South Washington Cascades
26.Wonder MountainWonder Mountain1478Olympic Mountains
27.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks1378South Washington Cascades
28.Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak1377Olympic Mountains
29.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point347North Columbia Plateau
30.Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point68Olympic Mountains
31.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point55Inside Passage Islands

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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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