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U.S. State High Points

Showing Bill Hebert's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 50, or 84%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2003-05-09
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1973-08-01
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2012-08-06 a
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2003-11-02
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1991-01-03
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-04-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1991-01-10
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2003-10-14
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-22
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-05-16
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies1998-08-27
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies1983-08-27
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1988-05-05
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains 
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains1995-06-24
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2001-10-31
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2003-04-15
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-27
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1960
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2003-07-04
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1991-01-29
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii2001-01-17
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-19
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2004-05-11
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1999-08-15
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-18
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-10-14
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1977-08-16
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-09-15
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1971
1.AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range1993-07-10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2003-10-31
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1977-08-28
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2004-06-01
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2003-05-12
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1975-09-01
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada1979-08-09 A
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1993-09-24
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-20
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2003-05-01
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1991-01-15

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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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