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U.S. State High Points

Showing John Garner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 50, or 72%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian PlateausUnknown
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great PlainsUnknown
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great PlainsUnknown
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark HighlandsUnknown
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and RangesUnknown
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado PlateauUnknown
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark HighlandsUnknown
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian ShieldUnknown
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great PlainsUnknown
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great PlainsUnknown
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark HighlandsUnknown
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2001
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great PlainsUnknown
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown

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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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