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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Mount RainierMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2789
2.Mount AdamsMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades2304
3.Mount BakerMount Baker10,781North Cascades2013
4.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades915
5.Alpine LakesMount Stuart9415South Washington Cascades871
6.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9200North Cascades168
7.PasaytenJack Mountain9066North Cascades101
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain8898North Cascades261
9.Goat RocksGilbert Peak8184South Washington Cascades200
10.Daniel J. EvansMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains529
11.Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak7835North Cascades297
12.William O. DouglasMount Aix7766South Washington Cascades184
13.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains55
14.BuckhornMount Fricaba7139Olympic Mountains44
15.Norse PeakFifes Ridge6920South Washington Cascades23
16.Boulder RiverThree Fingers6850North Cascades308
17.The BrothersThe Brothers6842Olympic Mountains439
18.Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish6434Olympic Mountains79
19.Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains125
20.TatooshTatoosh Peak6310South Washington Cascades187
21.Wild SkyGunn Peak6240North Cascades199
22.Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson6220North Cascades66
23.ClearwaterBearhead Mountain6089South Washington Cascades241
24.Indian HeavenLemei Rock5925South Washington Cascades81
25.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point5528South Washington Cascades28
26.Wonder MountainWonder Mountain4848Olympic Mountains10
27.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4520South Washington Cascades28
28.Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak4517Olympic Mountains13
29.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1140North Columbia Plateau16
30.Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point223Olympic Mountains2
31.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point170Inside Passage Islands3

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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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