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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Brad Heim's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 51, or 76.47%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2008-07-17
2.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08-04
3.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2008-08-30
4.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2008-09-02
5.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2008-09-04
6.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-12-11
7.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2008-12-12
11.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-14
12.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2009-07-02
13.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2009-07-03
14.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2009-07-05
15.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-06
16.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2009-07-07
16.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2009-07-07
18.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-03-31
19.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-10
20.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
24.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-31
25.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-07-24
26.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-08-24
27.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2013-08-25
28.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-08-26
29.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2016-04-01
30.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2016-04-29
31.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2016-05-20
32.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2016-05-21
32.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2016-05-21
34.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-20
34.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-20
34.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-20
37.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-21
38.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2016-07-02
39.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2016-07-16
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges 
 MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
 FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

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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'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)
       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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