United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Craig Willis'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.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||2007-06-01|
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||2007-07-05|
|3.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||2007-07-28|
|4.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2007-09-06|
|5.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2007-09-07|
|5.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2007-09-07|
|7.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2007-09-08|
|7.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2007-09-08|
|9.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2007-12-26|
|9.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2007-12-26|
|9.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2007-12-26|
|12.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||2007-12-27|
|12.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2007-12-27|
|14.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2007-12-28|
|15.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||2008-04-26|
|16.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2008-05-24|
|17.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2008-05-25|
|18.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-04|
|18.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-04|
|20.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-05|
|20.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-05|
|20.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-05|
|23.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2008-07-06|
|23.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-06|
|25.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-02|
|25.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-02|
|25.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-02|
|28.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-08-03|
|28.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2008-08-03|
|28.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-08-03|
|28.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-08-03|
|32.||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains||2008-08-04|
|33.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||2008-08-16|
|34.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2009-05-23|
|34.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2009-05-23|
|34.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2009-05-23|
|37.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2009-05-24|
|37.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2009-05-24|
|39.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2009-05-25|
|40.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2009-07-11|
|41.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2009-09-20|
|42.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||2011-09-10|
|43.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||2012-07-28|
|44.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-09-08 a|
|45.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||2012-09-09 a|
|46.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-09-10|
|46.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-09-10|
|48.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2012-09-11 b|
|49.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||2014-08-27|
| ||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Hawaii||Mauna Kea||13,796||Hawaii|| |
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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.
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