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U.S. State High Points

Showing David J. Rhude's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (41 out of 50, or 82%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1978-03-22
2.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1980-06-04
3.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-09-18
4.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1994-07-30
5.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1995-03-26
6.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-07-23
7.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1995-08-07
8.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains1996-08-07
9.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2005-08-01
9.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2005-08-01
11.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2005-08-02
12.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2005-08-04
13.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-08-05
14.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-06-19
14.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-06-19
16.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-06-20
17.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-05-08
17.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-05-08
19.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2010-05-09
20.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-10
20.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-10
22.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-11
22.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-11
24.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2010-05-12
24.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2010-05-12
26.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus2010-05-15
27.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2010-05-16
27.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands2010-05-16
29.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2010-07-29
30.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2010-10-14
31.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2010-10-15
32.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2010-10-16
33.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2010-10-18
34.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2010-10-21
35.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2010-11-17
36.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-05-30
37.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-05-24
38.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-05-26
39.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2013-08-16
40.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2015-05-22
41.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-05-25
 AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains 
 MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 

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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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