United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Joel Brewster's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 51, or 86.27%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||Unknown|
|1.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||Unknown|
|1.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||Unknown|
|1.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||Unknown|
|1.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|1.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||Unknown|
|1.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||Unknown|
|1.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||Unknown|
|1.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|1.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|1.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||Unknown|
|1.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||Unknown|
|1.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|1.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|1.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|1.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||Unknown|
|1.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||Unknown|
|1.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|1.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||Unknown|
|1.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||Unknown|
|1.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||Unknown|
|1.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|1.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||Unknown|
|1.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||Unknown|
|1.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||Unknown|
|1.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||Unknown|
|1.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||Unknown|
|34.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2010-08-06|
|35.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2010-08-08|
|36.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2010-11-08|
|37.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2010-11-09|
|37.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2010-11-09|
|39.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2011-07-01|
|40.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2011-08-13|
|41.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2011-08-14|
|42.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2014-08-17|
|43.||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains||2015-07-24|
|44.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2015-08-09|
| ||Alaska||Denali||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Hawaii||Mauna Kea||13,796||Hawaii|| |
| ||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
| ||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
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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.
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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Joel Brewster = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
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