U.S. State High Points
Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||1957-08-15|
|2.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1962-03|
|3.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||1963-07-04|
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1964-05-24|
|5.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1967-05-28|
|7.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||1971-11-28|
|8.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1972-12|
|9.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||1973-05|
|10.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1974-06|
|11.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||1979-07-29|
|12.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1981-07-18|
|13.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1981-07-27|
|14.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1988-03-23|
|15.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||1988-03-24|
|16.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||1988-07-02|
|17.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||1988-07-03|
|18.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1999-08-13|
|19.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2002-08|
|20.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2002-12|
|20.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2002-12|
|22.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2003-01|
|22.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2003-01|
|24.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2004|
|24.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2004|
|26.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2004-10-23|
|27.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|27.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|27.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|27.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2006-05|
|27.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2006-05|
|27.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|27.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2006-05|
|27.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|27.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2006-05|
|27.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2006-05|
|27.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-05|
|27.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-05|
|27.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2006-05|
|27.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-05|
|27.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-05|
|27.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2006-05|
|49.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-06|
|50.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-06-09|
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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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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