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U.S. State High Points

Showing Steven Hymas's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 50, or 98%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1993-07-27
2.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1995-07-16
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1995-09-03
4.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1996-07-05
5.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1996-08-11
6.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1996-08-30
7.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1996-08-31
8.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1996-09-01
9.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1997-08-30
10.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1997-08-31
11.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1997-09-01
11.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1997-09-01
13.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1998-08-22
14.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1999-07-25
14.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1999-07-25
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1999-07-26
16.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1999-07-26
16.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1999-07-26
19.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1999-07-27
20.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1999-07-28
20.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1999-07-28
22.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1999-07-29
22.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1999-07-29
22.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1999-07-29
22.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1999-07-29
26.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2000-06-20
27.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-17
27.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-17
27.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2000-07-17
27.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-17
31.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-19
32.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-20
32.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-20
34.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2000-07-21
35.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2000-07-22
35.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2000-07-22
37.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2000-07-23
37.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2000-07-23
39.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2000-07-27
40.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-29
41.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2001-06-03
42.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2001-07-24
43.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-07-26
44.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-07-27
44.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-07-27
44.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-07-27
47.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2001-07-28
48.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2002-06-18
49.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2009-08-08
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 

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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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