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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06
2.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-12-27
3.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-04-24
4.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2000-04-26
5.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-12
6.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-13
7.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2000-08-17
8.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2000-11-24
8.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2000-11-24
10.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2000-12-26
11.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2000-12-27
11.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2000-12-27
13.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-14
13.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-14
13.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-14
13.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-14
17.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-15
17.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2001-06-15
19.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-07-30
20.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-08-02
21.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-11-23
22.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2007-09-21
23.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2009-08-15
24.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2009-09-10
25.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2010-11-20
26.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2010-11-21
27.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2011-04-21
28.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2011-09-04
29.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2011-09-17
30.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-06-30
31.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2013-07-04
32.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2013-07-12
33.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-07-13
33.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2013-07-13
35.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2013-09-14
36.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2013-12-30
37.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2014-02-15
38.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2014-04-20
39.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2014-07-10
40.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2014-07-27
41.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2015-07-26
42.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2015-12-29
43.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2015-12-30
44.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2016-03-16
45.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2016-03-17
46.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2016-05-02
47.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-06-23
48.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-06-24
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska 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: 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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