U.S. State High Points
Showing Scott Cockrell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)
|Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1981-09-05|
|2.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1986-08-02|
|3.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1986-08-31|
|4.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1989-02-19|
|5.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1989-05-13|
|6.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||1989-07-01|
|6.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||1989-07-01|
|8.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||1989-07-02|
|9.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||1989-07-03|
|10.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1989-07-04|
|10.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||1989-07-04|
|12.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2382||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1989-08-20|
|13.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||1989-08-26|
|14.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1990-04-30|
|15.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1990-05-02|
|15.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1990-05-02|
|17.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3380||Appalachian Plateaus||1990-08-25|
|18.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||1990-11-10|
|19.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1991-03-24|
|19.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||1991-03-24|
|21.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||1991-03-25|
|21.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||1991-03-25|
|23.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||1991-03-26|
|23.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1991-03-26|
|25.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||1991-03-27|
|26.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||1991-03-29|
|27.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||1991-03-30|
|28.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1991-06-19|
|29.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||1992-08-27|
|30.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||1992-08-29|
|31.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||1992-09-02|
|32.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1992-09-03|
|33.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||1993-06-30|
|34.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1993-07-31|
|35.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||1994-07-29|
|36.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1994-08-05|
|37.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range||1995-07-17|
|38.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1995-10-07|
|39.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||1995-10-09|
|40.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1996-05-04|
|41.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-25|
|42.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-26|
|43.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-27|
|44.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||1996-07-30|
|45.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||1997-08-17|
|46.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1997-08-21|
|47.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1997-08-24|
|48.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||1998-08-10|
|49.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||1998-08-11|
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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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