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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Shawn Hinkle's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (40 out of 51, or 78.43%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2012-02-19
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2011-05-29
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2012-02-19
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2012-02-19
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2012-05-05
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2012-05-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2012-09-01
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2011-05-29
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2011-05-28
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2011-05-29
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2011-05-28
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2011-05-28
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2012-09-02
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2013-05-19
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2012-04-20
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2012-04-22
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2011-07-02
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-07-02
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-04-19
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2013-10-15
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2012-08-11
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-10-14
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-10-12
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-10-12
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-04-27
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-04-27
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-09-04
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-09-04
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-09-03
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-09-02
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-09-02
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-09-02
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2012-02-18
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2012-05-27
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1994-08-01
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2012-05-26
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-05-06
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2011-07-04
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2012-06-18
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2011-02-13
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western 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: 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)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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