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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Jim Cecil's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 51, or 92.16%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1984-07
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2006-09-20
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08-15
4.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-12
4.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2009-12
6.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2010-06-09
7.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2010-06-10
7.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-10
9.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-11
10.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-12
11.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-13
12.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2010-06-14
12.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2010-06-14
12.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2010-06-14
12.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-14
16.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-16
17.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-05-06
17.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-05-06
17.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-05-06
20.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2011-05-08
21.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-05-13
22.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2011-05-21
23.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2011-06-05
24.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2011-07-17
25.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2011-09-15
26.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2011-09-17
27.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2011-10-01
28.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2011-10-05
29.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-10-06
30.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-10-07
31.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-03-22
32.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-01
32.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-01
32.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-01
32.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-01
36.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2012-07-02
36.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2012-07-02
36.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-07-02
39.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2012-07-03
40.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2012-07-05
41.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2012-07-08
42.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-08-03
43.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-08-04
44.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-05
44.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-08-05
46.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2013-09-15
47.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2017-07-30
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky 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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