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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Michael Miller's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 51, or 94.12%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1994-08-12
2.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1996-08-06
3.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2002-03-10
4.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2002-05-09
5.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-08-26
6.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2002-09-22
7.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2002-12-23
8.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2003-04-17
9.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2003-06-12
10.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2004-08-07
11.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2004-08-28
12.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2004-08-29
13.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2006-06-16
14.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2006-07-27
15.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2006-09-02
15.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2006-09-02
17.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-11-20
18.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2006-11-21
18.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-11-21
20.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-04-17
21.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-07-04
22.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-07-05
23.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2008-11-26
24.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2009-09-26
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2009-09-27
26.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-09-28
27.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-09-29
27.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2009-09-29
29.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-07-03
30.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-07-11
30.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-07-11
32.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-11-20
33.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-11-21
34.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2012-04-30
35.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2013-02-11
36.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2013-02-12
37.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2013-07-06
38.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2014-05-23
39.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2014-05-24
39.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2014-05-24
41.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2014-05-25
41.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2014-05-25
43.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2014-07-04
44.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2015-08-31
45.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-12
46.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-13
47.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2016-06-16
48.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2017-10-15
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 

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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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