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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Adam Helman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 51, or 76.47%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1980
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1992-07
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2004-07-31
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1998-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1993-08
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-07
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1994-07-04
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2003-08-09
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1994-06
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1994-06-28
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2002-10-25
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2005-05-28
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-04-26
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-04-29
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-06-04
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2009-04-28
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2004-04-16
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2008-06-02
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-06-05
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2004-04-13
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1999
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2009-04-30
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-06-03
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2009-04-28
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2004-04-14
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2009-05-01
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2005-05-28
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-11
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1999
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1999
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-08
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-06-13
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-06-14
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2008-06-15
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2010-10-07
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-06
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1999
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

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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: 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)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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