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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 4)
 Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains
 San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point200Inside Passage Islands
 Mount BakerMount Baker10,781North Cascades
 Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,560North Cascades
 Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9240North Cascades
 PasaytenJack Mountain9066North Cascades
 Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain8898North Cascades
 Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak7835North Cascades
 Boulder RiverThree Fingers6850North Cascades
 Wild SkyGunn Peak6240North Cascades
 Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson6220North Cascades
 Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1150North Columbia Plateau
 OlympicMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains
 BuckhornMount Fricaba7139Olympic Mountains
 The BrothersThe Brothers6842Olympic Mountains
 Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish6434Olympic Mountains
 Wonder MountainWonder Mountain4848Olympic Mountains
 Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak4517Olympic Mountains
 Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point223Olympic Mountains
 Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7360Selkirk Mountains
 Mount RainierMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades
 Mount AdamsMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades
 Alpine LakesMount Stuart9415South Washington Cascades
 Goat RocksGilbert Peak8184South Washington Cascades
 William O. DouglasMount Aix7766South Washington Cascades
 Norse PeakFifes Ridge6960South Washington Cascades
 TatooshTatoosh Peak6310South Washington Cascades
 ClearwaterBearhead Mountain6089South Washington Cascades
 Indian HeavenLemei Rock5925South Washington Cascades
 Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point5528South Washington Cascades
 Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4560South Washington Cascades

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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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