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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Garry Harrington's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 51, or 94.12%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-06-29
1.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-06-29
1.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-06-29
4.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-04-24
5.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-08-08
6.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2006-09-18
7.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2009-01-12
8.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-13
8.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-01-13
10.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-14
10.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-14
12.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2009-01-19
13.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-20
14.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-01-21
15.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-01-22
15.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2009-01-22
15.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2009-01-22
18.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2009-01-23
18.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2009-01-23
20.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2009-01-24
21.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2009-01-25
22.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2009-01-26
22.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2009-01-26
24.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2009-01-28
25.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2009-01-29
26.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2009-01-30
27.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2009-02-01
28.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2009-02-08
29.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada2009-03-21
30.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2009-03-24
31.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2009-03-30
31.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2009-03-30
33.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2009-03-31
34.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2009-04-01
35.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-02
36.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-03
36.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-03
38.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-05
39.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-07
39.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-04-07
41.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2010-07-01
42.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2010-07-05
43.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2010-09-26
44.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-29
45.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2011-08-02
46.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2011-08-06
47.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2011-08-13
48.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2012-04-18
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge 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: 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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