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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska RangeUnknown
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra NevadaUnknown
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade RangeUnknown
5.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796HawaiiUnknown
6.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky MountainsUnknown
7.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
8.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin RangesUnknown
9.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone RockiesUnknown
10.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsUnknown
11.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado PlateauUnknown
12.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great PlainsUnknown
13.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
14.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
15.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
16.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian ShieldUnknown
17.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
18.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
19.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian PlateausUnknown
20.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
21.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great PlainsUnknown
22.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
23.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian PlateausUnknown
24.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
25.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
26.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
27.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
28.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
29.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
30.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
31.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
32.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
33.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
34.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
35.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
36.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown
37.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
38.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
39.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2012
40.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2013-08-01
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains 
 VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
 ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
 MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 

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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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