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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2017-09-02
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006-09-03
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2014-07-01
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2005-08-05
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-09-15
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2016-08-07
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2011-05-30
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2013-06-16
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-01-05
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2005-03-20
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-31
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2003-09-20
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-07-11
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2005-07-08
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2005-03-22
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2007-07-07
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-07-16
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2005-03-25
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-30
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-05
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2005-03-24
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2003-08-31
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2005-03-19
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-06-12
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-13
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2003-09-14
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2003-07-04
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2003-07-06
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2379Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-08
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-01
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-07-02
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-09-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2005-12-19
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2003-07-05
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2004-09-05
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-05-31
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-05-31
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-09-04
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-05
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2003-07-05
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2003-07-03
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-12-20
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2005-12-19
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2003-06-04

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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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