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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Bill Jacobs's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 51, or 86.27%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1988-07-15
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2000-08-20
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2011-10-13
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2006-08-24
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1996-10-03
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2002-08-13
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1995-10-13
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1994-05-05
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2012-05-19
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-29
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-07-15
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2005-10-24
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1995-06-08
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-09-13
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-05-04
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1996-06-30
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-29
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-07
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1992-05-29
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1993-11-04
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-05-20
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-09-14
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1996-06-30
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1995-05-20
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1992-11-16
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1992-05-22
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1994-07-25
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-28
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-23
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-22
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1994-07-24
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1993-11-03
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1999-06-16
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-04-30
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-04-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-06-16
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-24
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1992-11-16
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1992-11-17
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-04-15
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1992-04-11

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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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