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U.S. State High Points

Showing Vince Kloster's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 50, or 68%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1977-05-30
2.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-09-18
2.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-09-18
4.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-09-19
5.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-09-20
6.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1983-09-21
7.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1984-10-08
8.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1984-10-09
9.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1985-09-21
10.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1985-09-22
11.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1985-09-23
11.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1985-09-23
13.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1985-09-25
14.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1985-09-26
15.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1989-10-18
16.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-13
17.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-14
17.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-14
17.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-14
20.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1999-05-25
21.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2003-06-16
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-06-21
23.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2006-05-27
24.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2006-05-28
25.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-08-04
26.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-09-07
27.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-09-08
28.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-09-09
29.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2009-04-04
30.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2009-11-24
31.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2010-09-05
32.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2010-10-09
33.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-07-14
34.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-07-16
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
 TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges 
 South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains 
 OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains 
 KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
 Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians 

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List Description

The fifty state high points of the United States are an increasingly popular peakbagging pursuit. There is a club (the Highpointers) and several guidebooks to completing this diverse list of peaks.

Of the fifty high points, five require real mountaineering skills: Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska; Washington state's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Northern Rockies. Another five or so (Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission or visiting on specially scheduled open access dates.

Most of the remaining state summits are easy hikes or drive-ups. Hiking the cool forests of the Appalachians, exploring the windy, lonely high plains, and backpacking above treeline in the western mountains are all part of the great fun of this scavenger hunt.

This list includes does not include the high point of the District of Columbia. This is the version the Highpointers Club recognizes.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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