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U.S. State High Points

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1974-07-25
2.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1977-07-03 a
3.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1981-06-14
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1982-05-31
5.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-03-08
6.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-05-26 a
7.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1986-05-27
8.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1988-04-01
9.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1988-04-02
9.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1988-04-02
11.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-05-21
12.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-07-01 a
13.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-07-01 b
14.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1988-07-02
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1988-07-04
16.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1988-10-08
17.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1989-05-13 a
18.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1989-05-13 b
19.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1989-05-14 a
20.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1989-05-14 b
21.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1989-05-15 a
22.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1989-05-15 b
23.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1989-05-16
24.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1989-05-17
25.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1990-09-22
26.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1990-11-10
27.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1991-04-10
28.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1991-07-30
29.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1991-10-12
30.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1991-10-13
31.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1992-03-31
32.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
32.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
34.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-12
35.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1992-08-04
36.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06
37.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06 a
38.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-10
39.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1992-09-11
40.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1993-04-09
41.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-05-21
42.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1993-07-24
43.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1993-08-26
44.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-10-10
45.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1994-02-26
46.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1994-04-08
47.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-04-10
48.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1994-06-14
49.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1994-07-16
50.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1994-07-30 b

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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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