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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 51, or 96.08%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1993-07-18
2.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1994-09-05
3.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1994-12-18
4.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1994-12-21
5.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1996-03-22
5.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1996-03-22
7.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1996-03-23
8.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1996-06-09
9.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1996-09-08
10.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1996-11-10
10.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1996-11-10
12.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1996-11-11
13.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1996-11-12
13.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1996-11-12
15.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1996-12-09
16.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1996-12-10
17.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1997-05-20
18.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1997-06-07
19.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1997-07-24
19.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1997-07-24
21.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1997-07-25
22.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-16
23.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-17
23.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-17
25.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-18
25.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-05-18
27.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1998-05-19
28.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-05-20
29.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-05-21
29.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-05-21
31.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-27
31.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-27
33.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1998-05-28
34.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-06-18
35.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-06-19
36.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-06-20
36.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-06-20
38.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1999-07-11
39.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2000-05-28
39.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2000-05-28
41.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2000-09-21
42.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-09-23
43.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-09-25
44.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-09-27
45.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2002-06-01
46.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2003-02-14
47.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2004-06-25
48.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2009-07-11
49.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2010-07-18
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 

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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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