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U.S. State High Points

Showing Ron Jenkins's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 50, or 96%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2000-06-04
2.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2003-07-19
3.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2008-08-30
4.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2008-11-23
5.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2009-08-08
6.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2009-08-24
7.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2010-08-02
8.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2010-08-06
9.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2011-06-18
10.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-06-19
11.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-06-20
12.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2011-06-21
13.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2011-06-22
14.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2011-06-24
15.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2011-06-25
16.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2011-09-25
17.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2011-09-27
18.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2012-05-23
19.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2014-08-10
20.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2014-08-11
21.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2014-08-12
22.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2014-08-13
23.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2014-08-14
23.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2014-08-14
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2014-08-15
25.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2014-08-15
27.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2017-09-10
28.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-11
29.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-12
30.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-14
30.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-14
32.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2017-09-16
33.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2017-09-17
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2017-09-17
33.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-17
36.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2017-09-18
37.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2017-09-19
37.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2017-09-19
39.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2017-09-21
39.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2017-09-21
41.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-09-22
41.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-09-22
43.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-09-23
44.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2018-07-07
45.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2018-07-08
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2018-07-08
47.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2018-07-09
48.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2018-07-10
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern 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: 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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