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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Petter Bjørstad's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 51, or 41.18%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range2006-06-14
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada1978-08
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1997-07
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range2003-08-26
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-07-28
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii1980-09
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2008-07-26
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1993-06
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2011-07-08
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2006-11-12
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range2006-06-23
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1993-07
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains1997-06
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2008-03-10
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1993-07
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-22
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains 
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1980-10
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2008-03-11
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-21
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2008-03-11
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1997-05
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands 
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains 
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians 
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-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)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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