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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing John Wiley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 51, or 82.35%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
1.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
1.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian PlateausUnknown
1.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
5.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2005-05-30
6.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2005-05-31
7.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-06-12
8.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-06-18
9.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-08
10.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-09
10.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-09
12.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-13
13.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2008-04-19
14.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2008-08-18
15.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-06-20
16.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2009-09-25
17.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-03-20
18.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-03-18
19.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2012-05-26
20.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2012-05-29
21.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2012-05-30
22.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2012-06-06
23.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2012-06-09
24.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-06-10
25.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-01-12
26.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2013-04-17
27.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2013-04-18
28.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-01-19
29.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2014-05-28
30.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2015-03-07
31.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2015-04-11
32.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-06-05
33.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-06-06
34.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-06-07
34.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-06-07
36.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-08-06
37.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2016-03-08
38.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2017-03-05 a
39.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2017-03-06 a
40.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2017-05-31
41.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2017-09-06 a
42.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2017-09-08
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains 

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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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