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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1992-06-23
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1992-06-30
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1993-06-06
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1992-08-03
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1992-06-28
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1992-06-20
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1992-06-09
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1992-06-26
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1991-06-17
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1986-08-17
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1986-08-25 a
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1986-08-25 b
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1969-07-05
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1969-04-05 a
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1991-06-20
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1962-08-27
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1963-07-04
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1991-06-19 a
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1968-10-20
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1980-05-21 b
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-07-02
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1969-04-05 b
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1991-06-19 b
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1980-05-21 a
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1986-08-16
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1962-09-30
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1969-04-20 a
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1969-04-20 b
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1986-08-20
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1990-08-04 b
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1968-04-07 c
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1986-07-27
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1991-05-30
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1990-09-03
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1962-09-23
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1990-07-30
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1988-06-25
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1986-09-05
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1991-06-04
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1991-06-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1967-11-11
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1990-08-04 a
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1991-06-11
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1963-01-23
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1991-01-11

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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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