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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Brad Heim's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 51, or 47.06%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains2008-07-17
2.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08-04
3.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains2008-08-30
4.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2008-09-02
5.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2008-09-04
6.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-12-11
7.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-12
7.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains2008-12-12
11.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2008-12-14
12.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada2009-07-02
13.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2009-07-03
14.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2009-07-05
15.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-06
16.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2009-07-07
16.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2009-07-07
18.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2012-03-31
19.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-10
20.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
20.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2012-08-11
24.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-31
 AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
 OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
 TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges 
 New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains 
 VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands 
 AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges 
 ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges 
 IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains 
 OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
 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.


     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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