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U.S. State High Points

Showing Colin Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 50, or 68%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-18
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-04-10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1996-04-12
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2002-07-05
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-13
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1992-03-31
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-12
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2000-02-20
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-13
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1995-11-18
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-05-21
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1996-02-24
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1993-08-28
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2000-06-03
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2006-07-11
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1995-11-19
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-19
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2005-07-15
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-10
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-14
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-12
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1993-04-09
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-08
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1994-04-08
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-14
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-18
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1999-09-11
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2004-09-05
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1993-08-26
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2000-02-19

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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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