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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing James Graham's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 51, or 66.67%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2009-06-09
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra NevadaUnknown
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2011-04-02
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2011-07-09
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2012-07-23 b
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2011-07-31 b
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2009-10-03
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2017-07-27
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2010-07-25
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2013-06-14
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2012-11-12
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2012-05-26
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2011-04-30
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-05-21
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-04-23
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-05-27
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-08-14
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3380Appalachian Plateaus 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2014-02-15
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2015-07-24
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-08-14 a
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-10-20
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-10-21
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-10-21
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-03-03
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2011-10-20
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-12-17
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-12-17
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-06-02
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-08-14
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2015-07-23
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2014-02-16
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-03-03
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2012-03-03
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2015-07-25

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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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