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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)
1.Mount RainierMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades
2.Mount AdamsMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades
3.Mount BakerMount Baker10,781North Cascades
4.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades
5.Alpine LakesMount Stuart9415South Washington Cascades
6.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9200North Cascades
7.PasaytenJack Mountain9066North Cascades
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain8898North Cascades
9.Goat RocksGilbert Peak8184South Washington Cascades
10.OlympicMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains
11.Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak7835North Cascades
12.William O. DouglasMount Aix7766South Washington Cascades
13.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains
14.BuckhornMount Fricaba7139Olympic Mountains
15.Norse PeakFifes Ridge6920South Washington Cascades
16.Boulder RiverThree Fingers6850North Cascades
17.The BrothersThe Brothers6842Olympic Mountains
18.Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish6434Olympic Mountains
19.Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains
20.TatooshTatoosh Peak6310South Washington Cascades
21.Wild SkyGunn Peak6240North Cascades
22.Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson6220North Cascades
23.ClearwaterBearhead Mountain6089South Washington Cascades
24.Indian HeavenLemei Rock5925South Washington Cascades
25.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point5528South Washington Cascades
26.Wonder MountainWonder Mountain4848Olympic Mountains
27.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4520South Washington Cascades
28.Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak4517Olympic Mountains
29.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1140North Columbia Plateau
30.Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point223Olympic Mountains
31.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point180Inside 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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