U.S. State High Points
Showing Duane Gilliland's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|2.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1977-06|
|3.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||1992-08-05|
|4.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1992-08-12|
|5.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1992-09-04|
|6.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1992-09-06|
|7.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1993-06-15|
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||1993-06-16|
|9.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||1994-09-07|
|10.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||1994-09-09|
|11.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-10|
|12.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2002-09-01|
|13.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||2004-06-25|
|14.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2005-05-21|
|15.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-08-31|
|16.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2005-09-01|
|17.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-09-03|
|17.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-09-03|
|19.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-09-05|
|20.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-09-06|
|20.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-09-06|
|22.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||2007-08-21|
|23.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2010-05-04|
|24.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2011-05|
|24.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2011-05|
|26.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2012-05-17|
|27.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2012-05-18|
|28.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2012-05-21|
|29.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2012-05-22|
|29.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2012-05-22|
|31.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2012-05-23|
|32.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2012-05-24|
|32.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-05-24|
|32.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2012-05-24|
|35.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-05-25|
|35.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-05-25|
|37.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-05-26|
|37.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-05-26|
|39.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-05-27|
|39.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-05-27|
|41.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-05-29|
|42.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-05-30|
|42.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2012-05-30|
|44.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-05-31|
|45.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-01|
|46.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-02|
|46.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-02|
|46.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-02|
|49.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-03|
|50.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2012-06-04|
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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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