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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing John Mitchler's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (51 out of 51, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra NevadaUnknown
2.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
3.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade RangeUnknown
4.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone RockiesUnknown
5.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796HawaiiUnknown
6.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky MountainsUnknown
7.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
8.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin RangesUnknown
9.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone RockiesUnknown
10.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsUnknown
11.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado PlateauUnknown
12.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade RangeUnknown
13.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and RangesUnknown
14.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great PlainsUnknown
15.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
16.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
17.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
18.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
19.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great PlainsUnknown
20.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian ShieldUnknown
21.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
22.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great PlainsUnknown
23.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
24.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
25.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
26.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian PlateausUnknown
27.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great PlainsUnknown
28.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
29.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great PlainsUnknown
30.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
31.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
32.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark HighlandsUnknown
33.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
34.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
35.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
36.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
37.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
38.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
39.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark HighlandsUnknown
40.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
41.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
42.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
43.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
44.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
45.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown
46.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark HighlandsUnknown
47.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
48.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
49.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
50.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2001-07-28
51.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range2003-07-05

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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.


     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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