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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Scott Surgent's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 51, or 90.2%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1992-07-17
2.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1993-07-23
3.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1994-07-11
4.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1994-08-15 b
5.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1995-08-05
6.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1995-08-12
7.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1996-05-23
8.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1996-05-24
9.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1996-05-25 a
10.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1996-05-25 b
11.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1997-01-07 a
12.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1997-01-07 b
13.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1997-01-07 c
14.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1997-01-08
15.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1997-01-09
16.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1997-05-22
17.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1997-08-14
18.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-19
19.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1998-05-20
20.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-21 a
21.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-21 b
22.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-22
23.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-23 a
24.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-23 b
25.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1998-08-10
26.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1999-03-15
27.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2000-05-24 a
28.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2000-05-24 c
29.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2000-05-25 a
30.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2000-05-25 b
31.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2000-05-26 b
32.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2000-05-27 a
33.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-03 e
34.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-03 k
35.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-07-04 b
36.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2001-05-23 e
37.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-05-24 a
38.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2001-05-24 d
39.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2001-05-25 c
40.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2001-05-25 e
41.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
42.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2002-08-08
43.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2003-08-09
44.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2005-08-01 b
45.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2006-07-06
46.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-08-06
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 

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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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