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USA 48-States Island High Points above 500 feet

Excluding Lake Islands

RankIslandPeak Elev-M StateIsol-KmArea-SqKmAscent Date
1.Santa Cruz IslandDevils Peak747California50.1249 
2.Orcas IslandMount Constitution734Washington34.4153 
3.Santa Catalina IslandMount Orizaba648California79.4194 
4.San Clemente IslandThirst Benchmark599California54.4151 
5.Lummi IslandLummi Peak507Washington11.7  
6.Santa Rosa IslandSoledad Peak484California32.2209 
7.Mount Desert IslandCadillac Mountain466Maine140.1280 
8.Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point465Washington12.4  
9.Fidalgo IslandMount Erie388Washington13.5  
10.San Juan IslandMount Dallas329Washington19.6148 
11.Blakely IslandBlakely Peak318Washington5.6  
12.West Anacapa IslandSummit Peak 2283California13.6  
13.San Nicolas IslandSan Nicolas Island High Point276California83.4  
14.San Miguel IslandSan Miguel Hill253California24.840 
15.Angel IslandMount Caroline Livermore238California6.1  
16.Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point210Washington8.4  
17.Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point197Washington5.8  
18.Stuart IslandTiptop Hill195Washington9.8144 
19.Santa Barbara IslandSignal Hill193California41.22 
20.Waldron IslandDisney Mountain187Washington4.0  
21.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point177Washington21.4  
22.Isle au HautMount Champlain165Maine32.4  
22.Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill165Washington3.5  
24.Lopez IslandLopez Hill163Washington5.7  
25.Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point158Washington9.4445 

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List Description

Outside of Alaska and Hawaii, the United States is not very well-endowed with islands, especially not any islands with notably high peaks. The best the 48 states can muster is Devils Peak on California's Santa Cruz Island at a relatively paltry 2450 feet. The Atlantic Ocean islands of the US are crowned by Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at only 1528 feet.

Indeed, all of the islands on this list are in California, Washington, and Maine. There are other US islands, of course, but none have peaks higher than 500 feet above ocean level.

This list does not include lake islands or those in U.S. dependencies such as Puerto Rico or Guam.


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