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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Charlie Winger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1999-09-06
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1998-09-13
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1998-09-08
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1998-10-17
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1998-09-24
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1997-09-14
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-15
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1998-10-22
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-12
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-11-05
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1998-10-21
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-20
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1984-05-20
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1998-10-23
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-09
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-08
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1996-07-24
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1997-08-09
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1998-09-06
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1999-08-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1999-06-10
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-13
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1997-09-19
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-11-06
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-13
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1998-09-22
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1998-10-12
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1997-02-18
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-05-10
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1999-09-06
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1975-07-01
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-11-06
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-11
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1997-06-16
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-16
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1999-06-17
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-16
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1981-07-03
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-16
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1998-10-08
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-14
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1986-10-10
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1998-12-09
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1998-10-15
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1999-06-10
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1998-10-13
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-11-05
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2005-12-31
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1998-09-13
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1998-10-14

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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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