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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Richard Oestreicher's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 51, or 52.94%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2009-06-29
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2013-09-18
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges 
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2014-05-02
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2013-05-03
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1957-07
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-07
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2011-03-07
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2014-05-03
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-05-07
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2005-10-15
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2013-05-04
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2014-03-09
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2010-08-21
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-03-05
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2010-10-09
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2010-04-03
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2011-12-31
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2013-05-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-05-07
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1955
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2011-05-05
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2014-04-30
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-05-03
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-08-23
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-05-05
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2013-05-06
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians 
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.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)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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