Mount Washington (Cascades)

Mount Washington is a small mountain in the US state of Washington roughly 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast of Seattle, Washington along Interstate 90. It lies on the western margin of the Cascade Range just above the coastal plains around Puget Sound, and is southeast of nearby town of North Bend.

Mount Washington
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Mount Washington as seen from Rattlesnake Ledge
Highest point
Elevation4,400+ ft (1,340+ m)[1]
Prominence280 ft (90 m)[1]
Coordinates47°25′33″N 121°42′00″W / 47.4259380°N 121.7001055°W / 47.4259380; -121.7001055Coordinates: 47°25′33″N 121°42′00″W / 47.4259380°N 121.7001055°W / 47.4259380; -121.7001055[2]
LocationKing County, Washington, U.S.
Parent rangeCascades
Topo mapUSGS Chester Morse Lake
Easiest routeNo formal hiking trail
Mount Washington as seen from the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River near North Bend

Once known as Profile Mountain, Mount Washington was named due to a cliff resembling a profile of George Washington when viewed from an angle.[3]

The hike to the top of Mt. Washington is known for its view.[1][4] Cedar Butte lies at the west end of the mountain.[5]

A view of Chester Morse Lake from the Mount Washington trail peak.

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Washington, Washington". Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  2. ^ "Mount Washington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  4. ^ Karen Sykes (March 14, 2002). "Hike of the Week: Pack the snowshoes for a brisk, wintry walk". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  5. ^ "The Geology of Cedar & environs". Seattle Community Network. Retrieved 2009-01-22.