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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Dennis Stewart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1960 01
2.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1977-08 01
3.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1986-07-08 01
4.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1986-07-09 01
5.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1986-07-10 01
5.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1986-07-10 01
7.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1986-07-11 01
8.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1986-07-12 01
9.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1986-08-15 01
10.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1986-12-30 01
11.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1987-06-07 01
12.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1987-06-08 01
13.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1987-06-09 01
14.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-10 01
14.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-10 01
16.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1987-06-13 01
17.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-14 01
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-15 01
19.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-16 01
20.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-17 01
21.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-18 01
22.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1987-06-19 01
22.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1987-06-19 01
24.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1987-06-20 01
25.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1987-07-12 01
26.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-14 01
27.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1987-07-16 01
28.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1987-07-17 01
29.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-06-13 01
30.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-06-16 01
30.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-06-16 01
32.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1988-06-18 01
33.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1988-06-20 01
34.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1988-06-22 01
35.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1988-07-10 01
36.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1988-07-14 01
37.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1988-07-26 01
38.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-13 01
39.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-14 01
40.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-16 01
41.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-17 01
42.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1989-06-18 01
43.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1989-07-24 01
44.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1989-07-27 01
45.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1989-08-13 01
46.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1990-07-04 01
47.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1990-07-07 01
48.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1990-07-14 01
49.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range2000-06-23 01
50.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2000-07-28 01
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 

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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: 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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