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U.S. State High Points

Showing Doug Urban's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 50, or 96%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2003-08-16
2.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-06-25
3.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-06-26
4.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2005-10-05
5.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2005-10-09
6.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2005-12-31
7.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-04-09
8.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006-04-10
9.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006-04-10
10.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-04-11
11.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-04-12
12.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-04-12
13.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2006-04-13
14.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-04-13
15.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-04-14
16.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-01
17.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-28
18.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2006-08-24
19.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2006-08-25
20.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006-08-27
21.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2007-06-06
22.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2007-06-08
23.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2007-06-09
24.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-07-28
25.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2007-10-08
26.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-09
27.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-09
28.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-10
29.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2007-10-10
30.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-10
31.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-04-18
32.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-04-19
33.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2008-06-01
34.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2008-07-29
35.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2008-08-02
36.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2009-05-18
37.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2009-05-18
38.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-05-19
39.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2009-05-21
40.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2009-05-22
41.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2009-05-22
42.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2010-07-19
43.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2010-10-04
44.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2010-10-05
45.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2010-10-06
46.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2010-10-07
47.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-28
48.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada2011-08-10
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 

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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: 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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