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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2004-08-17
2.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2004-08-20
3.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2005-08-07
4.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2006-06-05
5.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2006-06-10
6.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2008-05-16
7.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2008-07-19
8.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2008-08-16
9.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2009-01-01
9.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-01
11.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2009-01-02
12.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-01-20
13.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2009-03-06
13.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2009-03-06
15.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2009-05-23
16.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-24
17.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2009-09-19
18.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2009-10-31
18.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2009-10-31
20.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2009-11-01
21.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-11-02
21.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2009-11-02
23.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-11-03
23.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2009-11-03
23.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2009-11-03
26.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2009-11-21
26.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-21
26.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-21
29.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2010-02-07
30.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2010-03-20
30.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-03-20
30.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-03-20
33.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2010-04-14
34.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-04-16
35.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-04-17
36.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-04-18
37.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-05
38.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-22
39.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-23
40.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2010-07-25
41.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-26
42.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-27
43.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-28
44.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2013-06-25
45.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2014-03-29
46.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2016-08-07
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky 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: 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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