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U.S. State High Points

Showing Tom Pomeroy's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 50, or 78%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2003-07-01
2.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-05
3.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-08-15
4.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-09-09
5.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-09-13
6.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2007-01-06
7.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2007-05-27
8.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2007-06-02
9.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2007-07-29
10.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-08-25
11.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-09-03
12.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-09-04
13.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-09-05
14.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2007-09-06
15.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2007-11-11
15.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2007-11-11
15.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2007-11-11
18.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2008-01-19
19.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2008-09-08
20.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2008-10-25
21.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-01-17
22.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2009-02-14
22.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2009-02-14
24.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2009-02-15
25.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-06-06
26.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2009-06-07
27.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-12
28.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-13
29.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-14
29.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-14
31.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2011-10-15
31.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2011-10-15
33.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2011-10-16
33.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-10-16
35.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2013-06-21
36.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2013-06-23
37.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2013-06-28
38.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2013-06-30
39.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2013-07-24
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 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 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern 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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