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Washington Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Washington.

Static Washington Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Washington as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Washington topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Washington Topographical Features

Washington's highest mountain is Mount Ranier, whose peak is 14,410 feet above sea level.  Washington's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Pacific Ocean.  Washington's eastern region includes the Columbia Plateau and Kettle River Range.  The Cascade Range runs through the middle of the state.  The Olympic Mountains and the coastal plain around Puget Sound are in the west.  Major rivers in Washington include the Columbia, Pend Oreille, Snake, and Yakima.

Interactive Washington Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Washington or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Washington map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Washington Topo Map