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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Jill Brown's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 51, or 66.67%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus2010-09
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2012-07-09 b
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2012-09-01
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2010-05-09
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-09-08
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-11-21
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-09-04
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2011-07-02
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2016-06-11
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-09-17
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-11-24
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2012-07-09 a
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-11-23
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-11-21
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-11-24
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-07-17
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2016-06-17
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-07-14
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2010-09
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2379Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-11-23
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-07-06
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-07-07
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2014-07-10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2008-05
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2012-09-02
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-07-16
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2015-08-13
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2009
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2010-09
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2012-12-27
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-09-18
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-07-20
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-12-27

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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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