U.S. State High Points
Showing Caj Svensson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2001-09-01|
|2.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2001-09-22|
|3.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2001-11-03|
|4.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2002-04-12|
|5.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-04-13|
|6.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-06|
|6.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-06|
|8.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-07|
|9.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-08|
|10.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||2002-08-04|
|11.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2002-08-30|
|12.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2002-08-31|
|13.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2002-09-01|
|13.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2002-09-01|
|15.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2002-09-02|
|16.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2003-03-29|
|16.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2003-03-29|
|18.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2003-06-03|
|19.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2003-06-04|
|20.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2003-07-22|
|21.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2003-07-25|
|22.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2003-10-24|
|23.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2004-01-30|
|24.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2004-01-31|
|24.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2004-01-31|
|26.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2004-04-09|
|27.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2004-07-11|
|28.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2004-07-15|
|29.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||2004-07-18|
|30.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||2004-07-21|
|31.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2005-07-21|
|31.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2005-07-21|
|33.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2005-07-23|
|34.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2005-07-30|
|35.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2006-06-10|
|36.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||2006-06-22|
|37.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-09-02|
|38.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-09-03|
|38.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-09-03|
|40.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2006-09-04|
|41.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2006-09-05|
|42.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2006-09-06|
|43.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2006-12-27|
|44.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2006-12-28|
|45.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2006-12-29|
|46.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2007-07-23|
|47.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2007-07-26|
|48.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2007-08-01|
|49.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||2008-06-07|
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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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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