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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.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1969
1.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1969
3.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1987-08-23
4.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-09-07
5.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1988-01-03
6.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-01-31
7.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-02-28
8.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-03-13
9.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-04-10
10.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1988-05-29
11.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1988-05-30
12.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-09-03
13.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-09-04
14.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1989-02-19
14.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1989-02-19
14.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1989-02-19
17.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1989-09-02
17.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1989-09-02
19.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1989-09-03
19.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1989-09-03
21.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1989-09-04
22.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1989-11-19
22.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1989-11-19
24.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1989-11-20
24.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1989-11-20
26.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1989-11-21
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1989-11-22
28.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1990-04-01
29.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1990-08-11
30.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1990-08-12
31.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1990-08-13
32.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1990-08-14
32.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1990-08-14
34.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1991-05-05
35.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1991-06-21
36.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1991-06-22
37.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1991-06-23
38.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1991-06-25
39.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1991-06-26
40.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains1991-07-02
41.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1991-07-26
42.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1992-08-08
43.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1992-08-11
44.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1992-08-13
45.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1993-06-30
46.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1993-07-28
47.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-04
48.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1994-08-03
49.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1996-07-13
50.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1997-03-16
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska 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: 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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