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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-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2003-05-09
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1973-08-01
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2012-08-06 a
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2003-11-02
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1991-01-03
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-04-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1991-01-10
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2003-10-14
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-22
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-05-16
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1998-08-27
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1983-08-27
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1988-05-05
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1995-06-24
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2001-10-31
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2003-04-15
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-27
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1960
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2003-07-04
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1991-01-29
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2001-01-17
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-19
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2004-05-11
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1999-08-15
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-18
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-10-14
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1977-08-16
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-09-15
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1971
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range1993-07-10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2003-10-31
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1977-08-28
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2004-06-01
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2003-05-12
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1975-09-01
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1979-08-09 A
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1993-09-24
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-06-20
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2003-05-01
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian 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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