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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-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.South DakotaHarney PeakNullGreat Plains1972-05-27
2.WashingtonMount RainierNullCascade Range1972-08-03
3.ColoradoMount ElbertNullSouthern Rocky Mountains1982-08-13
4.CaliforniaMount WhitneyNullSierra Nevada1992-08-24
5.IllinoisCharles MoundNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1993-06-27
6.KansasMount SunflowerNullGreat Plains1994-09-03
7.OklahomaBlack MesaNullGreat Plains1994-10-01
8.NebraskaPanorama PointNullGreat Plains1994-12-18
9.MontanaGranite PeakNullGreater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-06
10.New MexicoWheeler PeakNullSouthern Rocky Mountains1995-09-24
11.IowaHawkeye PointNullGreat Plains1996-05-26
12.OregonMount HoodNullCascade Range1996-06-09
13.WisconsinTimms HillNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1996-06-30
14.UtahKings PeakNullWestern Rocky Mountains1996-07-31
15.WyomingGannett PeakNullGreater Yellowstone Rockies1996-08-07
16.IdahoBorah PeakNullIdaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1996-08-11
17.MinnesotaEagle MountainNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1996-10-13
18.ArkansasMagazine MountainNullOzark Highlands1996-10-24
19.LouisianaDriskill MountainNullOzark Highlands1996-10-25
20.MississippiWoodall MountainNullAppalachian Plateaus1996-10-26
21.MissouriTaum Sauk MountainNullOzark Highlands1996-10-27
22.TexasGuadalupe PeakNullSouthwest Basins and Ranges1997-04-13
23.AlaskaDenaliNullAlaska Range1997-06-30
24.OhioCampbell HillNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
24.IndianaHoosier HillNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
26.North CarolinaMount MitchellNullBlue Ridge Mountains1998-05-03
27.AlabamaCheaha MountainNullAppalachian Ridges1998-05-04
27.FloridaBritton HillNullPiedmont-Southeast Coast1998-05-04
29.South CarolinaSassafras MountainNullBlue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
29.GeorgiaBrasstown BaldNullBlue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
31.TennesseeClingmans DomeNullBlue Ridge Mountains1998-05-06
32.West VirginiaSpruce KnobNullAppalachian Plateaus1998-05-07
33.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
33.PennsylvaniaMount DavisNullAppalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
33.KentuckyBlack MountainNullAppalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
36.VirginiaMount RogersNullBlue Ridge Mountains1998-05-09
37.MichiganMount ArvonNullMidwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-26
38.North DakotaWhite ButteNullGreat Plains1998-05-27
39.NevadaBoundary PeakNullGreat Basin Ranges1998-08-16
40.ArizonaHumphreys PeakNullColorado Plateau1998-08-30
41.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2379Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
41.MassachusettsMount GreylockNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
43.New YorkMount MarcyNullCanadian Shield1998-09-27
44.VermontMount MansfieldNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-28
45.New HampshireMount WashingtonNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-29
46.MaineKatahdinNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-30
47.DelawareEbright AzimuthNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-02
48.New JerseyHigh PointNullAppalachian Ridges1998-10-03
48.Rhode IslandJerimoth HillNullNorthern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-03
50.HawaiiMauna KeaNullHawaii1999-02-05

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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)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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