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U.S. State High Points

Showing Charlie Winger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1984-05-20
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1999-06-10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1998-10-17
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1999-09-06
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1999-09-06
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1998-10-14
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1998-10-21
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1999-06-10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-16
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-20
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-16
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-15
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-15
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1999-06-17
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1981-07-03
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1997-06-16
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1997-09-19
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1997-09-14
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1998-09-13
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1998-12-09
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1998-09-08
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1998-10-08
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1998-09-13
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1999-08-05
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1996-07-24
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1997-08-09
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1997-02-18
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1998-09-24
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-09
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-10
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-11-05
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-12
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-13
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-11-05
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-14
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-13
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-16
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-11
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-11-06
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-11-06
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-08
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1998-10-12
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1998-10-13
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1998-10-23
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1998-10-22
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1986-10-10
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1975-07-01
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2005-12-31
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1998-09-06
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1998-09-22

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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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