U.S. State High Points
Showing Steve Snyder's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 50, or 32%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|32.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2007-08-10|
|23.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains|| |
|27.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
|11.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains|| |
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges|| |
|25.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
|50.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast|| |
|43.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|45.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|35.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges|| |
|17.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2011-07-03|
|48.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands|| |
|37.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|49.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
|10.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
|14.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges|| |
|15.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2007-07-26|
|42.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains|| |
|40.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2007-07-22|
|44.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2011-06-19|
|12.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau|| |
|46.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-11-08|
|22.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-08-06|
|7.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains|| |
|34.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2011-07-01|
|6.||Hawaii||Mauna Kea||13,796||Hawaii|| |
|38.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|33.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2007-08-10|
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains|| |
|36.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2009-08-16|
|31.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-04-26|
|13.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range|| |
|26.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2005-07-10|
|21.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield|| |
|1.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
|16.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2011-07-03|
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
|19.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
|28.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2011-06-30|
|18.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2003-07-04|
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada|| |
|20.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2007-08-06|
|29.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
|24.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
|41.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands|| |
|39.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains|| |
|30.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains|| |
|47.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
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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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