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U.S. State High Points

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (45 out of 50, or 90%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-07-11
2.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2003-06-04
3.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2003-07-03
4.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2003-07-04
5.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2003-07-05
5.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2003-07-05
7.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2003-07-06
8.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-30
9.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-31
9.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-31
11.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
11.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
11.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
14.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-14
15.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2003-09-20
16.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-05-31
16.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-05-31
18.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-09-04
19.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-09-05
19.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2004-09-05
21.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2005-03-19
22.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2005-03-20
23.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2005-03-22
24.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2005-03-24
25.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2005-03-25
26.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2005-07-08
27.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2005-08-05
28.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2005-12-19
29.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-12-20
30.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-01-05
31.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-01
32.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-02
33.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006-09-03
34.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-05
34.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-05
36.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2007-07-07
37.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-08
38.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-06-12
39.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-09-15
40.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2011-05-30
41.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2013-06-16
42.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-07-16
43.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2014-07-01
44.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2016-08-07
45.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2017-09-02
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 

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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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