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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Steve Mueller's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (51 out of 51, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1997-06-30
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-07
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1998-05-08
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1996-10-26
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1998-05-04
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1998-10-03
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-03
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-06
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-09
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1998-05-05
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2013-05-04
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1998-09-27
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1972-08-03
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1996-06-09
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1998-08-30
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1998-08-16
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1972-05-27
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1994-12-18
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-10-01
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1994-09-03
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1998-05-27
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1996-05-26
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1996-08-07
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1999-02-05
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1996-08-11
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-10-13
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-05-26
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-06-30
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1997-11-09
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-06-27
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-29
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-30
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-28
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-09-26
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-03
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1998-10-02
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1996-10-24
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1996-10-27
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1996-10-25
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1998-05-04
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1992-08-24
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1982-08-13
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1995-09-24
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1997-04-13
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1996-07-31

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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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