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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Mike Holland's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 51, or 74.51%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2012-07-01
1.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2012-07-01
3.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-07-03
3.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-07-03
3.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2012-07-03
6.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2012-07-22
7.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
8.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-08-12
9.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-08-31
9.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-08-31
11.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2012-09-01
12.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-09-02
12.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-09-02
14.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2012-09-29
15.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-10-03
15.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-10-03
17.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2012-10-04
17.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2012-10-04
19.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2012-10-05
19.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2012-10-05
21.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-11-23
22.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-05-29
23.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-05-31
24.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-06-01
24.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-06-01
26.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-06-02
26.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-06-02
28.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-14
29.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2014-11-07
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2014-11-08
31.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2014-11-09
32.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2014-11-10
32.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2014-11-10
34.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2014-11-11
35.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2014-11-15
36.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2014-11-17
36.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2014-11-17
38.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2014-11-18
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
 ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
 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 

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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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