United States State High Points (plus DC)
Showing Paul Michelson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 51, or 70.59%)
|Rank||State||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Alaska||Mount McKinley||20,320||Alaska Range|| |
|24.||West Virginia||Spruce Knob||4861||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-23|
|27.||Kentucky||Black Mountain||4139||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-21|
|32.||Maryland||Backbone Mountain||3360||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-23|
|33.||Pennsylvania||Mount Davis||3213||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-08-23|
|47.||Mississippi||Woodall Mountain||806||Appalachian Plateaus||2008-04-11|
|35.||Alabama||Cheaha Mountain||2405||Appalachian Ridges||2008-11-29|
|40.||New Jersey||High Point||1803||Appalachian Ridges||2010-05-01|
|16.||North Carolina||Mount Mitchell||6684||Blue Ridge Mountains||2010-04-30|
|17.||Tennessee||Clingmans Dome||6643||Blue Ridge Mountains||2008-08-21|
|19.||Virginia||Mount Rogers||5729||Blue Ridge Mountains||2010-04-30|
|25.||Georgia||Brasstown Bald||4784||Blue Ridge Mountains||2008-08-22|
|29.||South Carolina||Sassafras Mountain||3554||Blue Ridge Mountains||2008-08-22|
|50.||District of Columbia||Reno Reservoir||415||Blue Ridge Mountains||2006-04-14|
|21.||New York||Mount Marcy||5344||Canadian Shield|| |
|4.||Washington||Mount Rainier||14,411||Cascade Range||1983-09-25|
|13.||Oregon||Mount Hood||11,239||Cascade Range||1983-08-20|
|12.||Arizona||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Colorado Plateau|| |
|9.||Nevada||Boundary Peak||13,140||Great Basin Ranges|| |
|15.||South Dakota||Harney Peak||7242||Great Plains||2009-05-29|
|20.||Nebraska||Panorama Point||5426||Great Plains||2009-10-03|
|23.||Oklahoma||Black Mesa||4973||Great Plains||2009-09-30|
|28.||Kansas||Mount Sunflower||4039||Great Plains||2009-09-30|
|30.||North Dakota||White Butte||3506||Great Plains||2009-05-28|
|42.||Iowa||Hawkeye Point||1670||Great Plains||2009-05-29|
|5.||Wyoming||Gannett Peak||13,804||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
|10.||Montana||Granite Peak||12,799||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
|11.||Idaho||Borah Peak||12,662||Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains|| |
|37.||Minnesota||Eagle Mountain||2301||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|38.||Michigan||Mount Arvon||1978||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2009-07-01|
|39.||Wisconsin||Timms Hill||1951||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2009-04-06|
|43.||Ohio||Campbell Hill||1549||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-07-25|
|44.||Indiana||Hoosier Hill||1257||Midwest-Great Lakes Area||2008-04-05|
|45.||Illinois||Charles Mound||1235||Midwest-Great Lakes Area|| |
|18.||New Hampshire||Mount Washington||6288||Northern U.S. Appalachians||1997-07-14|
|22.||Maine||Katahdin||5268||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
|26.||Vermont||Mount Mansfield||4393||Northern U.S. Appalachians|| |
|31.||Massachusetts||Mount Greylock||3487||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-05-05|
|36.||Connecticut||Mount Frissell-South Slope||2372||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-05-05|
|46.||Rhode Island||Jerimoth Hill||812||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2011-05-05|
|49.||Delaware||Ebright Azimuth||442||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2008-05-07|
|34.||Arkansas||Magazine Mountain||2753||Ozark Highlands|| |
|41.||Missouri||Taum Sauk Mountain||1772||Ozark Highlands||2006-01-10|
|48.||Louisiana||Driskill Mountain||535||Ozark Highlands||2008-04-11|
|51.||Florida||Britton Hill||345||Piedmont-Southeast Coast||2008-11-29|
|2.||California||Mount Whitney||14,495||Sierra Nevada|| |
|3.||Colorado||Mount Elbert||14,433||Southern Rocky Mountains||2009-10-03|
|8.||New Mexico||Wheeler Peak||13,161||Southern Rocky Mountains||2009-10-01|
|14.||Texas||Guadalupe Peak||8749||Southwest Basins and Ranges|| |
|7.||Utah||Kings Peak||13,528||Western Rocky Mountains|| |
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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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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