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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1994-09-05
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1996-08-06
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1998-06-25
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2000-08-15
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2000-07-27
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1995-08-16
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1996-08-08
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1997-08-08
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1999-08-18
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1995-08-19
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1997-08-09
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1998-06-28
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1991-01-31
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1992-07-04
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1992-08-08
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1963
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-18
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1992-11-27
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1994-07-03
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1993-08-19
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-17
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1992-12-31
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1992-09-06
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-24
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-18
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1992-11-28
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1994-07-03
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-25
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1992-06-27
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-20
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1992-09-06
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1992-09-06
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1992-04-04
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1991-12-03
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-14
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-24
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-24
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-23
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1993-08-21
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1991-10-20
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1992-07-05
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-08-30
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-25
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-23
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-15
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1991-11-29
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1992-01-26
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-22
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1991-12-03

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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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