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U.S. State High Points

Showing Alexandra Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 50, or 70%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii2000-07-27
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau 
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges2011-03-16
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains2004-07-26
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-13
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-14
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-07-24
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1997-09-21
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2004-07-29
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield 
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2011-03-18
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1997-10-18
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1996-10-12
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-07-25
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1996-03-24
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1996-08-10
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1996-10-12
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1997-06-23
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus1997-10-18
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1997-10-19
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1996-08-03
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1998-01-04
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians1997-06-23
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-30
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-29
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-05-09
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges1997-06-25
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1999-09-11
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2004-07-31
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-26
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-26
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-05-12
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians1997-06-24
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1999-01-03
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1999-01-02
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-07-10
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1998-01-03

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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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