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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (51 out of 51, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
2.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1962-03
3.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1963-07-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1964-05-24
5.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1968-11-15
7.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
8.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1972-12
9.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1973-05
10.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1974-06
11.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1979-07-29
12.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
13.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-27
14.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1988-03-23
15.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1988-03-24
16.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1988-07-02
17.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1988-07-03
18.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1999-08-13
19.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2002-08
20.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2002-12
20.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2002-12
22.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2003-01
22.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2003-01
24.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2004
24.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004
26.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2004-10-23
27.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2006-05
27.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
27.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
27.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
27.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
27.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2379Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
27.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
27.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-05
27.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
27.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
27.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
27.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2006-05
50.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-06
51.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-06-09

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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)

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


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