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U.S. State High Points

Showing Laura Newman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (41 out of 50, or 82%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2004-08-02
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2012-09-22
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2010-12-31
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2010-06-10
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-09-18
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2010-06-08
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2008-05-25
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-02-28
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2010-10-30
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2017-05-24
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2017-05-24
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-24
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2017-07-19
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2012-09-20
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2017-07-23
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-26
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2010-06-11
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2009-10-14
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2016-07-31
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-24
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2017-05-25
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2009-10-09
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2017-05-24
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2010-10-31
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-22
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2017-07-20
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2017-07-20
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2009-10-21
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2016-07-30
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-21
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-10-12
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2017-07-20
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2017-05-30
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2009-10-11
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-10-13
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-10-13
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-06
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-08-17
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2017-05-23
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2017-05-22
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-10-16
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

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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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