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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Steven 'Skip' Dreyer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 51, or 66.67%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2008-03-30
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2018-10-23
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2010-09-15
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-31
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-05
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-07-31
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno126Blue Ridge Mountains2013-07-31
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2008-03-29
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2007-11-20
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-09-19
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2016-07-29
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-03
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2007-01-06
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-05
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2017-09-20
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2018-06-21
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2010-09-18
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-01
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2013-08-06
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2004-09
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2005-11
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains 
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-06-08
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains 
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2007-01-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-01
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2016-02-07
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2007-11-19
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges 
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2011-08-27
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-01
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2005-11
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2005-07
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater 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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