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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Brian Kalet's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (29 out of 51, or 56.86%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1998
2.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2001
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2004-08-15
4.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2005-05-28
5.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2005-08-27
6.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2006-09-27
7.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-10-08
8.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-10-09
9.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2007-06-10
10.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-08-03
11.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2008-08-04
12.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-08-07
13.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2008-08-09
14.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2008-09-14
15.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2009-08-02
16.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2010-04-17
17.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-01-30
18.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-25
19.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2013-05-26
20.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2014-09-06
21.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2015-11-27
22.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2016-11-05
22.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2016-11-05
24.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2016-11-24
25.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2017-02-18
26.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2017-05-19
27.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2017-07-02
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2017-07-28
29.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2017-12-13
 VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus 
 GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains 
 KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
 South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains 
 MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus 
 PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus 
 ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
 AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
 FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

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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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