U.S. State High Points
Showing Tye Scott's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 50, or 94%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|35.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2012-03-24|
|1.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
|12.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||2013-06-25|
|34.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2012-04-07|
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||2014-04-18|
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2012-09-09|
|36.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-11-25|
|49.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-11-24|
|50.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2012-03-24|
|25.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-03-03|
|11.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2013-08-05|
|45.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-02|
|44.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-01-08|
|42.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2012-06-02|
|28.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2012-06-03|
|27.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-03-02|
|48.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2012-04-06|
|22.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2013-09-30|
|32.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-12-17|
|31.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-11-26|
|38.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-05-31|
|37.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-06-01|
|47.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2012-03-24|
|41.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2012-04-08|
|10.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
|20.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2012-06-03|
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||2013-06-26|
|18.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2013-09-30|
|40.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2011-11-24|
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2013-05-30|
|21.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2013-09-29|
|16.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-03-03|
|30.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2012-06-04|
|43.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-12-03|
|23.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2012-06-03|
|13.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2014-06-19|
|33.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-10-07|
|46.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-11-25|
|29.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-03-03|
|15.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2012-06-04|
|17.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-04-06|
|14.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2013-05-29|
|7.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2013-08-06|
|26.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2013-09-29|
|19.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2012-04-21|
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
|24.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2011-12-17|
|39.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2012-05-31|
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2014-07-27|
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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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