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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Andy Martin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin RangesUnknown
2.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
3.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great PlainsUnknown
4.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great PlainsUnknown
5.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian PlateausUnknown
6.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great PlainsUnknown
7.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
8.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian PlateausUnknown
9.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
10.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
11.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
12.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
13.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
14.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
15.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark HighlandsUnknown
16.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
17.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
18.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
19.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
20.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
21.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown
22.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark HighlandsUnknown
23.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
24.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
25.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
26.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1969
27.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1969
28.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1980
29.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1980
30.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1980
31.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1980
32.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1980
33.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1980
34.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1980
35.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1980
36.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1987-08-13
37.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1990
38.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1990
39.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1991
40.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1991-06-22
41.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1991-06-23
42.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1991-06-25
43.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1991-07-26
44.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1992-08-08
45.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1992-08-11
46.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1992-08-13
47.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1993-06-30
48.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-04
49.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1994-08-03
50.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1996-07-13
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska 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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