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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 51, or 90.2%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1965-09-11
2.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1966-08-28
3.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1968-09-09
4.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1971-11-23
5.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1984-06-08
6.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1984-07-27
7.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1984-08-09
8.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1984-09-04
9.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1993-08-25
10.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1995-04-28
11.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1995-05-02
11.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1995-05-02
13.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1995-05-03
13.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1995-05-03
15.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1995-05-04
16.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1995-05-05
17.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1995-05-06
17.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1995-05-06
19.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1995-05-15
20.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1995-05-16
21.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1997-05-07
22.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2002-09-05
23.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2002-09-10
24.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2002-09-11
25.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-09-14
26.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-09-15
27.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-09-16
28.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-09-20
28.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-09-20
30.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2002-09-25
31.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-09-26
32.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-09-27
33.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-09-29
34.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-10-03
34.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-10-03
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-10-04
36.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2002-10-04
38.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-10-05
39.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2002-10-06
39.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2002-10-06
41.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2002-10-07
42.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2002-10-14
43.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002-10-16
44.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2002-10-17
45.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2002-10-18
46.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2002-10-19
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 

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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's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Rockies. Another five or so (Rhode island, Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission.

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 the high point of the District of Columbia, which in many matters is a state equivalent.


     Highpointers Club -- U.S. State High Points

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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