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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Colin Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 51, or 68.63%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1992-03-31
2.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
2.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-10
4.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-05-12
5.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06
5.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-06
7.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-08
8.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-09-10
9.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1993-04-09
10.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-05-21
11.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1993-08-26
12.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains1993-08-28
13.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1994-04-08
14.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains1994-04-10
15.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1995-11-18
16.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1995-11-19
17.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1996-02-24
18.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-12
18.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1996-04-12
20.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-13
20.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-13
22.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-14
22.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1996-04-14
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-18
24.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-18
26.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-19
26.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains1997-04-19
28.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1999-09-11
29.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus2000-02-19
30.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2000-02-20
31.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2000-06-03
32.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2002-07-05
33.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2004-09-05
34.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2005-07-15
35.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2006-07-11
 AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
 MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
 New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges 
 IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains 
 DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern 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.

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)
       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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