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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-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada1981-08-10
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1983-07-21
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1993-07-27
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii2009-03-13
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains1995-08-31
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1995-08-10
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges1995-08-16
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1994-08-16
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1995-08-14
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1979-10-07
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1995-08-12
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains1994-08-12
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-11
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-12
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-02
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1994-07-16
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1992-09-23
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1995-06-01
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-04
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains1995-08-09
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-15
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-07
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-30
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-16
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1995-08-09
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1993-08-11
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1994-08-13
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus1994-07-15
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1993-08-27
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1995-03-17
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1993-08-08
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-31
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-08-10
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-08-09
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-03
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges1992-10-11
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1995-03-16
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains1994-08-11
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-30
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1992-10-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-10-22
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1995-03-19
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1995-03-17
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-29
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains2008-09-01
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1995-03-18

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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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