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USA 48-States Island High Points above 500 feet

Excluding Lake Islands

Showing Bill Jacobs's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 25, or 8%)

RankIslandPeak Elev-M
StateIsol-KmArea-SqKmAscent Date
1.Orcas IslandMount Constitution734Washington34.41532002-08-20
2.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point180Washington21.4 2003-07-10
 Santa Cruz IslandDevils Peak754California50.1249 
 Santa Catalina IslandMount Orizaba648California79.4194 
 San Clemente IslandThirst Benchmark599California54.4151 
 Lummi IslandLummi Peak507Washington11.7  
 Santa Rosa IslandSoledad Peak484California32.2209 
 Mount Desert IslandCadillac Mountain466Maine140.1280 
 Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point465Washington12.4  
 Fidalgo IslandMount Erie388Washington13.5  
 San Juan IslandMount Dallas332Washington19.6148 
 Blakely IslandBlakely Peak318Washington5.6  
 West Anacapa IslandSummit Peak 2283California13.6  
 San Nicolas IslandSan Nicolas Island High Point276California83.4  
 San Miguel IslandSan Miguel Hill253California24.840 
 Angel IslandMount Caroline Livermore238California5.9  
 Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point210Washington8.4  
 Stuart IslandTiptop Hill198Washington9.8144 
 Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point197Washington5.8  
 Santa Barbara IslandSignal Hill193California41.22 
 Waldron IslandDisney Mountain187Washington4.0  
 Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill168Washington3.5  
 Isle au HautMount Champlain166Maine32.5  
 Lopez IslandLopez Hill163Washington5.7  
 Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point161Washington9.4445 

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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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