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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-M
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1981-09-05
2.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-08-02
3.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-08-31
4.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians1989-02-19
5.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians1989-05-13
6.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1989-07-01
6.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1989-07-01
8.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1989-07-02
9.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1989-07-03
10.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1989-07-04
10.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges1989-07-04
12.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope726Northern U.S. Appalachians1989-08-20
13.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1989-08-26
14.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1990-04-30
15.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1990-05-02
15.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1990-05-02
17.MarylandBackbone Mountain1030Appalachian Plateaus1990-08-25
18.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1990-11-10
19.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1991-03-24
19.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1991-03-24
21.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1991-03-25
21.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1991-03-25
23.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1991-03-26
23.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1991-03-26
25.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1991-03-27
26.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1991-03-29
27.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1991-03-30
28.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1991-06-19
29.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1992-08-27
30.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1992-08-29
31.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1992-09-02
32.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1992-09-03
33.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1993-06-30
34.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies1993-07-31
35.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains1994-07-29
36.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies1994-08-05
37.AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range1995-07-17
38.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1995-10-07
39.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains1995-10-09
40.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1996-05-04
41.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-25
42.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-26
43.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-27
44.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains1996-07-30
45.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1997-08-17
46.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges1997-08-21
47.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada1997-08-24
48.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1998-08-10
49.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains1998-08-11
50.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii1999-06-20

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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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