United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 51, or 96.08%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1993-07-18|
|2.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1994-09-05|
|3.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||1994-12-18|
|4.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1994-12-21|
|5.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||1996-03-22|
|5.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||1996-03-22|
|7.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-03-23|
|8.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1996-06-09|
|9.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||1996-09-08|
|10.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-11-10|
|10.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-11-10|
|12.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-11-11|
|13.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-11-12|
|13.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-11-12|
|15.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||1996-12-09|
|16.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||1996-12-10|
|17.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1997-05-20|
|18.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1997-06-07|
|19.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||1997-07-24|
|19.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||1997-07-24|
|21.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||1997-07-25|
|22.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-05-16|
|23.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-05-17|
|23.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||1998-05-17|
|25.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||1998-05-18|
|25.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1998-05-18|
|27.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||1998-05-19|
|28.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1998-05-20|
|29.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1998-05-21|
|29.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1998-05-21|
|31.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-05-27|
|31.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-05-27|
|33.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||1998-05-28|
|34.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-06-18|
|35.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-06-19|
|36.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-06-20|
|36.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-06-20|
|38.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||1999-07-11|
|39.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2000-05-28|
|39.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2000-05-28|
|41.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2000-09-21|
|42.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2000-09-23|
|43.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2000-09-25|
|44.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2000-09-27|
|45.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2002-06-01|
|47.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2004-06-25|
|48.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2009-07-11|
|49.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2010-07-18|
| ||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
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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: Mount McKinley (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.
Links 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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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