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U.S. State High Points

Showing John Garner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 50, or 72%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado PlateauUnknown
2.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and RangesUnknown
3.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great PlainsUnknown
4.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
5.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
6.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
7.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
8.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great PlainsUnknown
9.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian ShieldUnknown
10.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great PlainsUnknown
11.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
12.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
13.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
14.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great PlainsUnknown
15.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
16.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great PlainsUnknown
17.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
18.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian PlateausUnknown
19.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
20.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark HighlandsUnknown
21.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
22.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2377Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
23.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
24.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
25.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark HighlandsUnknown
26.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
27.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
28.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
29.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
30.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
31.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown
32.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark HighlandsUnknown
33.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
34.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
35.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2001
36.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 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 
 KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 

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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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