U.S. State High Points
Showing Ken Curtis's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (28 out of 50, or 56%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||2007-06-16|
|2.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||2009-07-04|
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2009-09-04|
|4.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2010-03-27|
|5.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||2010-05-30|
|6.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-05-22|
|7.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2011-06-12|
|8.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2011-10-08|
|8.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2011-10-08|
|10.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-11-13|
|10.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-11-13|
|12.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2012-03-03|
|13.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-05-22|
|13.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-05-22|
|15.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2013-06-09|
|15.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2013-06-09|
|15.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2013-06-09|
|18.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2013-10-12|
|19.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2013-10-13|
|20.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2014-06-07|
|21.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2014-06-08|
|22.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2014-08-31|
|23.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2014-09-06|
|24.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||2014-09-22|
|25.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2015-03-20|
|26.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2015-03-21|
|27.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||2015-06-15|
|28.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2015-07-12|
| ||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Hawaii||Mauna Kea||13,796||Hawaii|| |
| ||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains|| |
| ||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains|| |
| ||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
| ||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
| ||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield|| |
| ||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
| ||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
| ||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains|| |
| ||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges|| |
| ||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands|| |
| ||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains|| |
| ||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
| ||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast|| |
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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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