Other states might have some cool mountains here and there, but none as enchanting as ours in Washington! Between the Cascade Range, Skagit Range, Olympic Mountains and more, this state is certainly a hiker’s dream. Most of us have already heard of Mount Rainier and Mount Baker, but here are 20 more stunning Northwest peaks:
1. Gunn Peak
The highest point of Wild Sky Wilderness stands at 6,240-feet tall!
2. Mount Olympus
The tallest of the Olympic Mountains in western Washington.
3. Colonial Peak
This North Cascades mountain rises steeply from the southwest bank of Thunder Arm by Diablo Lake.
4. Bonanza Peak
This mountain stands at a magnificent 9,516 feet in elevation and is actually the tallest non-volcanic peak in Washington!
5. Dome Peak
How could you not be amazed by this massive 8,924-foot mountain in the Glacier Peak Wilderness?
6. Dirtyface Peak
Supposedly, a man named JS Barnard lived at the base of this peak in the Central Cascades during the late 1800's. He was constantly working in his yard and passersby would often see him with a sweaty face, so he'd often be referred to as "Old Dirtyface". The nickname also stuck with this mountain behind his old treasured home!
7. Carne Mountain
You'll see nothing but phenomenal views of this 7,085-foot mountain on the eastern side of the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
8. Hozomeen South Peak
A magical 3,932-foot peak in the North Cascades. The name "Hozomeen" is derived from Salish, and supposedly translates to "sharp, like a sharp knife."
9. Goode Mountain
An eye-catching major summit in the North Cascades between the Skagit River and Lake Chelan.
10. Pyramid Mountain
A fascinating part of the Olympic Mountains, located high above Lake Crescent's north shore.
11. Mount Blum
A 7,680-foot summit in the North Cascades range that was named after a forest service fire patrol pilot, John Blum, who was killed in a crash in 1931.
12. Johannesburg Mountain
This well-known 8,199-foot mountain also in the North Cascades will take your breath away, guaranteed.
13. Sahale Mountain
This jagged, glaciated mountain located at the eastern edge of the north fork Cascade Valley near Marblemount is a popular choice among Washington hikers.
14. Goat Rocks
This extinct stratovolcano can be found in the Cascade Range between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams.
15. Silver Star Mountain
Another extinct volcano in the southwestern Cascade Mountains.
16. Mount Triumph
A triumphant peak in the North Cascades. It's been rated as Class 4 in the Yosemite Decimal System, indicating that it's a simple climb with exposure, but ropes are often used and some falls have the potential to be fatal.
17. Forbidden Peak
A one-of-a-kind mountain near Cascade Pass that also features an infamous rock climbing route known as West Ridge!
18. McGregor Mountain
Anyone up for a hike towards this summit in the Entiat Mountains region?
19. Mount Redoubt
This 8,974-foot peak in the Skagit Range is always a pleasure to see.
20. Buckner Mountain
This 9,114-foot mountain can be admired in the Stephen Mather Wilderness of North Cascades National Park!
This list could go on forever – we have way too many marvelous mountains in our state to see! Add YOUR favorites in the comments!