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United States State High Points (plus DC)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)
1.AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-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: 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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