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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Aspen Swett's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 51, or 66.67%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1989-06-11 a
2.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-13 a
3.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-14 a
4.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-16 a
5.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-17 a
6.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1989-06-18 a
6.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1989-06-18 a
8.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1990-12-22 a
9.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1992-06-24 a
10.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1992-07-13 a
11.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1992-07-18 a
12.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1993-08-28 a
13.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1994-06-14 a
14.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1994-06-24 a
15.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1994-06-25 a
16.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-13 a
17.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-07-24 a
17.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1995-07-24 a
19.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1995-07-25 a
19.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1995-07-25 a
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1995-07-27 a
22.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-07-29 a
23.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-07-30 a
24.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-07-31 a
25.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-08-02 a
25.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-08-02 a
27.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-08-03 a
27.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1995-08-03 a
29.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-08-04 a
30.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-30 a
31.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-31 a
31.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-07-31 a
33.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-08-01 a
34.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1996-08-03 a
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges 
 NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains 
 KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 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: 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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