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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing David Gambone's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 51, or 76.47%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2007-04-17
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2017-03-06
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2010-07-29
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-02
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-04-24
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2018-03-08
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-14
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-09-05
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03 b
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2007-08-03
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2010-07-31
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2009-07-05
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2018-03-04
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-08-24
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22 a
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-04
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-10
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-13
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2017-03-05
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2017-03-08
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2007-07-31
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-07-31
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-08-06
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2017-06-26
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2008-06-23
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-06 a
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2007-07-23
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03 a
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2017-06-24
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-21
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-04-02
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-15
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2007-07-27
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-09 c
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-07-05
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-24
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22 b
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-14
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater 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: 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)
       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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