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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-01
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-01
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-01
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2011-06-09
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2011-06-15
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2012-07-02
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2015-07-13
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2006-07-28
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2011-07-10
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2010-07-11
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2010-06-29
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-10-10
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2010-06-30
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2010-07-10
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2015-07-21
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2012-08-27
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-07-09
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-07-08
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-16
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-18
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-15
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-14
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-13
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-13
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-09-25
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2006-07-19
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2012-09-01
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2011-10-10
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2011-10-12
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2012-08-29

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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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