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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains1972-05-27
2.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1972-08-03
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1982-08-13
4.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada1992-08-24
5.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-06-27
6.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1994-09-03
7.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains1994-10-01
8.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1994-12-18
9.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-06
10.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1995-09-24
11.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains1996-05-26
12.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1996-06-09
13.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-06-30
14.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains1996-07-31
15.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies1996-08-07
16.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1996-08-11
17.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-10-13
18.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1996-10-24
19.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1996-10-25
20.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1996-10-26
21.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1996-10-27
22.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1997-04-13
23.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range1997-06-30
24.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
24.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
26.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-03
27.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1998-05-04
27.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1998-05-04
29.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
31.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-06
32.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-07
33.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
33.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
36.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-09
37.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-26
38.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1998-05-27
39.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges1998-08-16
40.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1998-08-30
41.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
41.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
43.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1998-09-27
44.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-28
45.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-29
46.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-30
47.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-02
48.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges1998-10-03
48.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-03
50.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii1999-02-05

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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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