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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing David Gambone's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 51, or 62.75%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus2009-07-05
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-22
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2006-07-21
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2007-04-17
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2006-08-06
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-06 a
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2009-07-09 c
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2006-07-24
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-14
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2007-04-15
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir126Blue Ridge Mountains 
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2008-06-23
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges 
15.South DakotaHarney Peak2207Great Plains2007-07-27
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2007-07-31
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2010-07-31
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains2007-07-23
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains2007-08-03
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-13
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-10
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-08-14
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-07-03
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area2010-09-05
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-07-31
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-08-24
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-07-05
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-04
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-02
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-04-02
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-04-24
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4418Sierra Nevada 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2010-07-29
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains 

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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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