United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Alexandra Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 51, or 68.63%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-03-24|
|2.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-04-13|
|3.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-04-14|
|4.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-05-09|
|5.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-05-12|
|6.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||1996-08-03|
|7.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1996-08-10|
|8.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-10-12|
|8.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-10-12|
|10.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1997-06-23|
|10.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1997-06-23|
|12.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1997-06-24|
|13.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||1997-06-25|
|14.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||1997-09-21|
|15.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||1997-10-18|
|15.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||1997-10-18|
|17.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||1997-10-19|
|18.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||1998-01-03|
|19.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||1998-01-04|
|20.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||1999-01-02|
|21.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1999-01-03|
|22.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-26|
|22.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-26|
|24.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-29|
|25.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1999-05-30|
|26.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||1999-09-11|
|28.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2001-07-10|
|29.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2004-07-26|
|30.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2004-07-29|
|31.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2004-07-31|
|32.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-07-24|
|33.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-07-25|
|34.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2011-03-16|
|35.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2011-03-18|
| ||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada|| |
| ||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains|| |
| ||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains|| |
| ||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains|| |
| ||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges|| |
| ||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains|| |
| ||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau|| |
| ||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range|| |
| ||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield|| |
| ||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains|| |
| ||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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