Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic Winter Ascent Dates only (Help)Show List using Metric Units

U.S. State High Points

Showing David Gambone's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 50, or 74%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-07-31
2.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-07-05
3.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-02
4.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-04
5.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-04-02
6.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-04-19
7.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-21
8.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22 a
9.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22 b
10.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-24
11.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-08-06
12.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-14
13.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-15
14.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2007-04-17
15.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2007-07-23
16.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2007-07-27
17.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2007-07-31
18.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2007-08-03
19.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-04-24
20.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2008-06-23
21.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03 a
22.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03 b
23.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2009-07-05
24.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-06 a
25.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-09 c
26.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-08-24
27.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2010-07-29
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2010-07-31
29.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-09-05
30.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-10
31.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-13
32.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-14
33.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2017-03-05
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2017-03-06
35.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2017-03-08
36.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2017-06-24
37.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2017-06-26
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
 FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

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.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peaks climbed by David Gambone   = Unclimbed peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

Click Here for a Full Screen Map

This page has been served 1001141 times since 2004-11-01.

Copyright © 1987-2018 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service