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U.S. State High Points

Showing Walter Blume's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 50, or 88%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2009-07-24
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2008-09-14
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range2014-07-27
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2013-09-07
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2008-07-16 c
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2009-07-14
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2012-06-27
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2015-10-18
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range2010-06-24
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges2014-04-02
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains2008-07-27
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2016-10-09
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2012-09-09 c
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-07-16
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2016-10-08
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2010-06-20
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield 
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-07-11
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2009-10-30
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2015-07-04
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2010-08-19
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2009-03-23
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2010-07-03
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2012-09-08 b
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains2012-06-25
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-07-19
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2015-07-04
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2015-07-04
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2011-12-11
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2014-02-01
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-07-18
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-08-31
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-09-01
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-09-02
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2015-11-21
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2008-10-26
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2012-06-23
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-12-18
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-12-18
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-09-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-22
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus2014-12-26
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands2014-12-27
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-01-23
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2014-02-01

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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: 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)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

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

 


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