United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Charles Zerphey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada||1997-08-12|
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||1997-07-04|
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1999-07-09|
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1998-08-19|
|7.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains||1997-08-01|
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||1997-08-23|
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges||1997-08-08|
|10.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies||1999-08-18|
|11.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains||1998-07-29|
|12.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau||1997-09-19|
|13.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1998-06-28|
|14.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges||1996-01-24|
|15.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||1996-08-27|
|16.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-03-16|
|17.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-03-14|
|18.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1995-09-14|
|19.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-05-13|
|20.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||1997-08-25|
|21.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield||1995-09-11|
|22.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1996-10-06|
|23.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||1996-01-21|
|24.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||1995-09-18|
|25.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||1995-03-12|
|26.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1995-09-13|
|27.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-03-18|
|28.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||1996-01-09|
|29.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||1996-03-15|
|30.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||1997-09-02|
|31.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1995-10-08|
|32.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||1995-09-18|
|33.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||1995-09-17|
|34.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands||1996-02-19|
|35.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||1996-02-23|
|36.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1995-10-08|
|37.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-27|
|38.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-31|
|39.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-07-25|
|40.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||1995-10-07|
|41.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||1996-01-06|
|42.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||1997-09-05|
|43.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-01-05|
|44.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1996-01-05|
|45.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||1998-07-25|
|46.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1995-10-23|
|47.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||1996-02-21|
|48.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||1996-02-20|
|49.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1998-09-16|
|50.||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains||2001-09-23|
|51.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||1996-02-26|
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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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