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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Ben Brownlee's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (25 out of 51, or 49.02%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range266 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada32752019-10-18 a
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains18042014-08-07
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2499 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies340 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii672 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains784 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains9862020-06-12 b
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges851 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3312019-08-31
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains6922020-06-26
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau13582016-05-20
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1822 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges11052017-12-27 a
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains9732016-09-23
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains16312020-04-19 a
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains16822011-07-12
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians49072011-07-07 e
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains10562011-07-11
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains7282016-09-23
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2266 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians19902011-07-04
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains6752016-07-24
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus949 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains11012020-04-20 a
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians19772011-07-10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6682020-04-18
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains7442014-08-02
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains8962020-04-19 b
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains558 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1780 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus866 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus966 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands7312018-12-29
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8102020-04-20 c
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians989 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area516 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area497 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area595 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1071 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands723 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains597 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area787 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area760 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area482 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians931 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6492020-04-21
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6152018-12-30
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians849 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains491 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast6942015-06-15

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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'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.

Links

     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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