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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-07-01
2.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-07-14
3.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1977-05-15
4.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1980-07-05
5.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1980-07-23
6.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1981-10-31
7.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1984-04-26
8.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-10-02
9.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1986-07-08
10.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-12-05
11.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1987-05-24
12.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1988-05-22
13.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2000-12-15
14.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2000-12-16
15.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2000-12-20
16.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-07-01
17.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-07-21
18.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2001-07-26
19.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2001-07-28
20.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2001-07-29
21.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-07-31
22.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-08-01
23.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2002-09-24
24.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2002-12-16
24.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2002-12-16
26.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2003-07-22
27.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-07-25
28.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-07-26
29.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-07-28
30.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-08-02
31.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2003-09-04
32.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2003-09-06
33.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2003-09-08
34.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2003-09-10
35.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2003-09-19
36.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2003-09-22
37.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2003-09-23
38.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2003-10-01
39.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2004-02-26
40.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2004-03-09
41.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2004-03-12
42.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2004-03-14
43.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2004-10-24
44.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2004-10-25
45.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2005-05-16
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 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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