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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Marlin Thorman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 51, or 90.2%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2009-01-03
1.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2009-01-03
3.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2009-01-04
4.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2009-01-17
5.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus2009-03-21
6.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-05-05
6.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-05-05
8.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-05-06
8.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2009-05-06
10.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains2009-05-07
10.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains2009-05-07
12.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range2009-06-09
13.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range2009-06-12
14.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2010-03-19
14.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2010-03-19
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2010-03-21
17.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-19
18.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-06-21
19.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-24
19.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-24
19.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2010-06-24
22.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2010-06-25
23.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-26
24.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-28
25.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-30
26.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-05
27.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-07-08
28.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-10
28.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-10
28.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2010-07-10
31.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2011-04-01
32.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2011-04-02
32.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2011-04-02
34.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada2011-12-22
35.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-01-29
36.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2012-01-30
36.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands2012-01-30
38.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains2012-02-01
39.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2012-02-02
40.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges2012-02-03
41.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2012-08-08
42.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2013-07-23
43.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2013-08-15
44.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau2013-08-19
45.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2013-08-27
46.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies2014-07-30
 AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
 IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains 

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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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