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U.S. State High Points

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2012-05-24
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range2004-06-25
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1993-06-15
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2012-05-22
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1992-09-06
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1994-09-09
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-06
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-05-29
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-05-24
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-05-25
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1975-10
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1992-08-05
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-02
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-01
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2012-05-21
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-05
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-26
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2012-05-23
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-05
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-30
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-08-31
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-02
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-03
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-24
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-05-22
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-09-01
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2012-05-18
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1992-09-04
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-03
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-05-30
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1993-06-16
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2005-09-01
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-06-04
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-05-31
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-05
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1977-06
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-27
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-06
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-05-25
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2012-05-17
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-04
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2005-05-21
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1994-09-07
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-03
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-05-26
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2007-08-21
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-27
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-02
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1992-08-12

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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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