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The USA Second Lap List

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains13,028
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range9782
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains5550
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7087
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6201
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5397
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5573
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges8274
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5729
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8878
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6360
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6398
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4505
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7220Great Plains1380
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3525
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5600Blue Ridge Mountains3480
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5280Northern U.S. Appalachians3400
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains602
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges2037
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4260Northern U.S. Appalachians3188
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians3335
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains2845
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4200Appalachian Plateaus3310
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1795
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3440Appalachian Plateaus1640
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3228Blue Ridge Mountains1148
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands1941
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1673
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1900
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1036
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2200Appalachian Ridges1480
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges1458
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2800Appalachian Ridges1460
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2160Blue Ridge Mountains1500
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges1217
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area680
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area939
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1046
 Michigan or Grove Hill1713Midwest-Great Lakes Area413
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1570Great Plains280
39.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area332
40.OhioRichland County High Point1520Midwest-Great Lakes Area605
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians895
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1460Northern U.S. Appalachians900
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1040Northern U.S. Appalachians850
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands693
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1460Ozark Highlands680
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area634
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1060Midwest-Great Lakes Area440
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast392
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast393
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout740Piedmont-Southeast Coast160
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill560Northern U.S. Appalachians320
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point480Ozark Highlands250
49.DelawareIron Hill350Northern U.S. Appalachians220
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain315Piedmont-Southeast Coast255

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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