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Washington State Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Mount RainierMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2537
2.Mount AdamsMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades2070
3.Mount BakerMount Baker10,781North Cascades1757
4.Glacier PeakGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades815
5.Alpine LakesMount Stuart9415South Washington Cascades774
6.Stephen MatherGoode Mountain9200North Cascades141
7.PasaytenJack Mountain9066North Cascades92
8.Lake Chelan-SawtoothGardner Mountain8898North Cascades235
9.Goat RocksGilbert Peak8184South Washington Cascades174
10.Daniel J. EvansMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains472
11.Henry M. JacksonSloan Peak7835North Cascades243
12.William O. DouglasMount Aix7766South Washington Cascades169
13.Salmo-PriestGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains51
14.BuckhornMount Fricaba7139Olympic Mountains36
15.Norse PeakFifes Ridge6920South Washington Cascades20
16.Boulder RiverThree Fingers6850North Cascades270
17.The BrothersThe Brothers6842Olympic Mountains392
18.Mount SkokomishMount Skokomish6434Olympic Mountains73
19.Wenaha-TucannonOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains116
20.TatooshTatoosh Peak6310South Washington Cascades166
21.Wild SkyGunn Peak6240North Cascades171
22.Noisy-DiobsudMount Watson6220North Cascades61
23.ClearwaterBearhead Mountain6089South Washington Cascades210
24.Indian HeavenLemei Rock5925South Washington Cascades74
25.Glacier ViewGlacier View Wilderness High Point5528South Washington Cascades27
26.Wonder MountainWonder Mountain4848Olympic Mountains10
27.Trapper CreekSoda Peaks4520South Washington Cascades27
28.Colonel BobNorth Gibson Peak4517Olympic Mountains12
29.Juniper DunesJuniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1140North Columbia Plateau16
30.Washington IslandsOzette Island High Point223Olympic Mountains2
31.San Juan IslandsCastle Island High Point170Inside Passage Islands2

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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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