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U.S. State High Points

Showing Sue Personett's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 50, or 36%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1974
2.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1975-07-09
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2003-09-28
4.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2010-06-03
5.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2012-03-02
6.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-03-03
7.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-03-06
8.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2012-03-07
9.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-03-07
10.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2012-03-08
11.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2012-03-09
12.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2012-04-13
13.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2012-04-14
14.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2012-05-20
15.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2012-05-29
16.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2012-09-18
17.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2012-09-19
18.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2012-09-19
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains 
 TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains 
 VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains 
 New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
 South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
 North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
 MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges 
 MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians 

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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: Mount McKinley (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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