U.S. State High Points
Showing Dave Cech's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 50, or 92%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2011-06-18|
|2.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2011-06-19|
|2.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2011-06-19|
|4.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2011-06-20|
|5.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-07-25|
|5.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-07-25|
|5.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-07-25|
|8.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-07-26|
|8.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-07-26|
|10.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-07-27|
|10.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2011-07-27|
|12.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-07-28|
|13.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2011-09-29|
|14.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2011-10-01|
|15.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-11-11|
|16.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-11-12|
|17.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-02-02|
|18.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-02-03|
|18.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-02-03|
|18.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-02-03|
|21.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-02-04|
|22.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-02-05|
|24.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||2012-05-29|
|25.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2012-06-30|
|25.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-06-30|
|27.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2012-07-01|
|28.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-07-21|
|29.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-07-22|
|30.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-07-23|
|31.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2012-08-26|
|32.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||2012-09-16|
|33.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-09-30|
|33.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-09-30|
|35.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2012-10-01|
|36.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2012-10-02|
|37.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2012-10-03|
|38.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2012-11-10|
|39.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2012-11-11|
|40.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2013-01-20|
|41.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2013-05-04|
|42.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||2013-05-18|
|43.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2013-05-31|
|44.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2013-06-01|
|45.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2013-07-01|
|46.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2013-09-06|
| ||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
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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.
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