U.S. State High Points
Showing Charlie Winger'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||1975-07-01|
|2.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1981-07-03|
|3.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||1984-05-20|
|4.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1986-10-10|
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1996-07-24|
|7.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1997-06-16|
|8.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1997-08-09|
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1997-09-14|
|10.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1997-09-19|
|11.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||1998-09-06|
|12.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||1998-09-08|
|13.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||1998-09-13|
|13.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||1998-09-13|
|15.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||1998-09-22|
|16.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||1998-09-24|
|17.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1998-10-08|
|18.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||1998-10-12|
|19.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||1998-10-13|
|20.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1998-10-14|
|21.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10-15|
|21.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10-15|
|23.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10-16|
|23.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10-16|
|25.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||1998-10-17|
|26.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10-20|
|27.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||1998-10-21|
|28.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||1998-10-22|
|29.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||1998-10-23|
|30.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||1998-12-09|
|31.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-09|
|32.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-10|
|33.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-12|
|34.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-13|
|35.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-06-08|
|36.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||1999-06-10|
|36.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||1999-06-10|
|38.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-06-11|
|39.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-06-13|
|40.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-06-14|
|41.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-06-16|
|42.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||1999-06-17|
|43.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||1999-08-05|
|44.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||1999-09-06|
|44.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||1999-09-06|
|46.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-11-05|
|46.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-11-05|
|48.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-11-06|
|48.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1999-11-06|
|50.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2005-12-31|
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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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