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U.S. State High Points

Showing William Musser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (40 out of 50, or 80%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1977-08-11
2.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1980-08
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08 b
4.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-11 a
5.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-10-07 d
6.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2009-12-15
7.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2010-05-10
8.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2010-05-12
9.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2010-08-10
10.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-10-25 c
11.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-10-25 g
12.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2010-11-17 c
13.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2010-11-17 d
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2010-11-20
15.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2011-05-15 a
16.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2011-06-09 a
17.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2011-07-16
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-07-25 b
19.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2011-08-11 b
20.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2011-11-11 a
21.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2011-12-18 b
22.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-04-21 c
23.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2012-05-27
24.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-07-11
25.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2012-08-09 a
26.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-08-10 a
27.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2013-04-19
28.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-06-09 c
29.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2013-08-14 a
30.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-06-08
31.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2015-03-21 b
32.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2015-05-22 d
33.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-06-11 b
34.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2015-09-01 a
35.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2015-12-19 c
36.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2016-10-13 a
37.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2016-10-14 a
38.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2016-10-16 a
39.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2018-01-19
40.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2018-01-20 d
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 

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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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