United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Ch Moore's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 51, or 39.22%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2002-05-30|
|1.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2002-05-30|
|3.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-20|
|4.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2002-07-23|
|5.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2002-09-08|
|6.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2002-09-09|
|7.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2003-06-21|
|8.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2003-06-22|
|8.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2003-06-22|
|10.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||2003-11-08|
|11.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2005-10-01|
|12.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2005-10-02|
|12.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2005-10-02|
|14.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2005-10-04|
|15.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2005-10-07|
|16.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-05|
|17.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2009-10-16|
|17.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2009-10-16|
|17.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2009-10-16|
|20.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2009-10-17|
| ||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
| ||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada|| |
| ||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Hawaii||Mauna Kea||13,796||Hawaii|| |
| ||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western 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|| |
| ||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains|| |
| ||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield|| |
| ||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains|| |
| ||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands|| |
| ||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
| ||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
| ||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
| ||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges|| |
| ||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands|| |
| ||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains|| |
| ||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
| ||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
| ||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus|| |
| ||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains|| |
| ||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast|| |
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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.
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