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A Guide to Hiking Wichita Mountains


Hiking Wichita Mountains: Mountains and Peaks You Should Know
You'll never know what you'll see during a hike through the Wichita Mountains.
You'll never know what you'll see during a hike through the Wichita Mountains.
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The Wichita Mountains are full of interesting mountains, peaks and trails. Topographical highlights include the following:

  • Mount Scott is the second-highest mountain in the Wichita range, at 2,464 feet (751 meters). A road leads to the summit, and the mountain is also known for rock climbing.
  • Mount Pinchot is the highest mountain in the wildlife refuge, just 12 feet (3.65 meters) higher than Scott. However, Pinchot is in the special use area of the refuge, an area off limits to visitors, set aside strictly for the preservation and study of the natural environment. As a result, Mount Scott is better known.
  • Mount Haley, or Haley Peak, is the highest mountain in the Wichita range, at 2,481 feet (756 meters). It is on private property and not accessible to the public.
  • Quartz Mountain is not especially high at 2,040 feet (621 meters), but it is widely known as one of the premier rock climbing spots in the U.S.

For more information on mountain climbing and hiking, see the links on the next page.


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