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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Steven 'Skip' Dreyer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 51, or 66.67%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus2005-07
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus2007-01-06
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus2007-01-05
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges2008-03-30
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges2013-08-06
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains2005-11
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains2007-11-19
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains2005-11
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains2007-11-20
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains2016-02-07
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno126Blue Ridge Mountains2013-07-31
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield2004-09
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range 
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges2010-09-18
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains2018-06-21
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains2016-07-29
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains 
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains 
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area2009-11-01
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area2011-06-08
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area2017-09-19
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-01
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-03
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-01
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-01
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-07-31
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands2018-10-23
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands2017-09-20
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands 
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast2008-03-29
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2010-09-15
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-31
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges 
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains2011-08-27

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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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