U.S. State High Points
Showing Test Account's first ascent dates for climbed peaks
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||Unknown|
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||Unknown|
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||Unknown|
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||Unknown|
|7.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||Unknown|
|10.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||Unknown|
|11.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|12.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||Unknown|
|13.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||Unknown|
|14.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||Unknown|
|15.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|16.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|17.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|18.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||Unknown|
|19.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|20.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|21.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|22.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|23.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||Unknown|
|24.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3488||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|25.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|26.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|27.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||Unknown|
|28.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|29.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|30.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|31.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|32.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||Unknown|
|33.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||Unknown|
|34.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|35.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|36.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|37.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|38.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|39.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|40.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||Unknown|
|41.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2012|
| ||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains|| |
| ||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains|| |
| ||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains|| |
| ||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands|| |
| ||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands|| |
| ||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands|| |
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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.
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