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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range293 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada36542019-10-18 a
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains20312014-08-07
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2767 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies382 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii776 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains872 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains10832020-06-12 b
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges914 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3622019-08-31
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains7942020-06-26
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau15132016-05-20
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2094 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges12412017-12-27 a
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains10812016-09-23
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains18042020-04-19 a
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains18582011-07-12
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians54412011-07-07 e
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains11642011-07-11
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains8142016-09-23
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2480 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians21572011-07-04
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7572016-07-24
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1056 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains12142020-04-20 a
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians22572011-07-10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7472020-04-18
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains8352014-08-02
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains9992020-04-19 b
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains617 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1949 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus958 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1075 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands8092018-12-29
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8992020-04-20 c
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell - South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians1090 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area571 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area547 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area657 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1177 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands800 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains658 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area877 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area845 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area530 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1038 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus7142020-04-21
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6752018-12-30
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians934 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast7802015-06-15

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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 state's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Northern Rockies. Another five or so (Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission or visiting on specially scheduled open access dates.

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 does not include the high point of the District of Columbia. This is the version the Highpointers Club recognizes.

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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