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U.S. State High Points

Showing Victor Henney's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range1983-07-10
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada1982-07-25
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1983-08
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1982-07-01
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies1996-08-01
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii2001-07-09
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains1995-08-21
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1999-08-10
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges1982-05-16
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-15
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1995-08-18
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1983-08-25
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1985-06
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges2007-10-12
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains1996-08-06
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2007-09-30
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2007-10-02
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-07-10
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2007-09-28
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1996-08-07
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2007-09-20
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-18
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2007-08-17
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2007-09-14
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2007-10-03
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-19
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2007-09-28
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2007-09-06
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2007-10-01
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1996-08-05
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-21
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2007-09-14
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2007-09-13
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2007-09-09
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2007-10-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-23
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-06-21
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-06-20
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-06-19
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2007-09-16
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2007-09-08
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2001-06-15
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-09-12
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-09-12
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-06-18
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-16
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus2007-09-10
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands2007-10-08
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-15
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2007-10-05

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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)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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