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U.S. State High Points

Showing Serge Massad's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2001-11-10
2.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-12-09
3.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-01-12
4.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-03-30
5.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-03-31
5.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-03-31
7.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2002-04-01
7.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-04-01
9.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2002-04-14
9.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2002-04-14
9.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2002-04-14
12.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-06-25
12.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-06-25
14.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-06-26
15.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2002-06-27
16.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2002-07-11
17.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2002-07-12
18.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2002-07-13
19.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2002-07-14
20.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-07-15
21.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-07-16
21.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-07-16
23.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2002-07-26
23.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2002-07-26
25.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2002-07-27
25.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2002-07-27
25.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2002-07-27
28.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2002-07-28
28.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2002-07-28
28.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2002-07-28
31.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2002-07-30
32.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2002-07-31
33.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2002-08-01
34.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2002-08-02
35.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-10-13
36.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2002-11-09
37.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2003-02-09
38.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2003-02-12
39.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2003-02-14
40.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2003-07-16
41.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2003-07-17
42.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2003-08-08
43.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2003-08-11
44.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2003-08-13
45.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2004-08-02
46.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2004-08-04
47.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2005-05-17
48.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2005-07-14
49.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2005-07-20
50.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2005-07-24

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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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