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U.S. State High Points

Showing David Darby's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 50, or 86%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-02-08
2.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-05-22
3.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-02-06
4.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-02-20
4.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-02-20
6.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-04-22
7.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2012-05-07
8.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2012-05-08
8.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2012-05-08
10.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2012-05-09
11.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2012-05-10
12.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-13
13.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-14
13.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-14
13.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-07-14
13.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-14
17.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-15
18.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-08-07
19.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2012-09-07
20.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-10-21
21.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2012-10-22
21.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2012-10-22
21.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2012-10-22
24.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-11-06
25.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2013-03-22
26.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2013-05-08
27.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2013-05-09
28.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2013-05-10
28.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2013-05-10
30.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2013-05-11
30.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2013-05-11
32.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-08-03
33.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-12
34.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2013-10-31
35.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2013-11-01
36.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2013-11-02
37.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2014-08-15
38.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2014-08-17
39.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2015-07-19
40.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-08-14
40.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2015-08-14
42.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-08-15
43.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-08-16
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade 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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