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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 51, or 94.12%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
2.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
3.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1979-10-07
4.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1981-08-10
5.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1983-07-21
6.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1992-09-23
7.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-03
8.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1992-10-11
9.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-30
10.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-30
11.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1993-07-27
12.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-07
13.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1993-08-08
14.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-11
15.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-11
16.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-12
17.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1993-08-27
18.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-29
19.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-30
20.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-31
21.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-15
22.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-15
23.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1994-07-16
24.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-16
25.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-08-09
26.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-08-10
27.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1994-08-11
28.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1994-08-12
29.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1994-08-13
30.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1994-08-16
31.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-10-22
32.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1995-03-16
33.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1995-03-17
34.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1995-03-17
35.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1995-03-18
36.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1995-03-19
37.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1995-06-01
38.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-02
39.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-04
40.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1995-08-09
41.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1995-08-09
42.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1995-08-10
43.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1995-08-12
44.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1995-08-14
45.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1995-08-16
46.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1995-08-31
47.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2008-09-01
48.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2009-03-13
 AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 

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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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