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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2005-05-30
2.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006-02-20
3.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-03-05
4.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2006-03-11
5.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-08
6.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-29
7.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-30
8.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006-08
9.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2006-08-03
10.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2006-08-04
11.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2006-08-07
12.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2006-08-08
13.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2007-06-09
14.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2007-06-09
15.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2007-06-09
16.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2007-08-30
17.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2007-08-31
18.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-09-01
19.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-12-27
20.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-12-27
21.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2008-02
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-05
23.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-05
24.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-05
25.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-05
26.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-05
27.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2008-07
28.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2008-07
29.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2008-07
30.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2009-03-19
31.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2009-03-20
32.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2009-03-21
33.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2009-03-23
34.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2009-05-30
35.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2009-07-24
36.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2009-07-29
37.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-07-31
38.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2009-08-01
39.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2010-04-13
40.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-30
41.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-07-22
42.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada2010-07-24
43.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-06-20
44.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-06-21
45.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-10-07
46.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2013-07-11
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 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.

Links

     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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