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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range250 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3128 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1688 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2342 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies313 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii647 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains726 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains901 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges815 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies307 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains643 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1295 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1755 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1051 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains924 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1568 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1614 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4674 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1017 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains683 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21872017-08-15
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians19012006-03-05
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains631 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus910 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1074 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians18782006-02-20
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus647 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains691 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains872 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains520 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1695Unknown
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus838 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus938 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands702 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges783 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians935 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area482 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area469 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area561 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1032 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands693 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains567 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area762 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area723 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area459 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians885Unknown
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus631 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands591 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians810 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains471 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast665 

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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.


     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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