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U.S. State High Points

Showing James Barlow's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 50, or 44%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada2000-11-16
2.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-08-26 c
3.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2009-01-31
4.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2009-06-30
5.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus2009-07-01
6.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2009-07-02 a
7.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2009-12-14
8.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2377Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-01-15 e
9.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-01-16 b
10.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-01-31
11.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-04-04 b
12.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2010-04-12
13.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2010-04-14 b
14.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2010-04-16
15.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2010-04-18 a
16.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2010-04-21
17.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2010-08-23 a
18.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2010-10-23
19.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2011-03-31
20.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2011-07-30 b
21.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-08-11 i
22.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-12 a
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains 
 North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains 
 TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains 
 NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains 
 VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
 South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
 North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
 AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 

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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: 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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