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USA 48-States Island High Points above 500 feet

Excluding Lake Islands

Showing Nathan Leung's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 25, or 4%)

RankIslandPeak Elev-Ft StateIsol-MiArea-SqMiAscentsAscent Date
1.Santa Cruz IslandDevils Peak2450California31.19651 
2.Orcas IslandMount Constitution2407Washington21.459531 
3.Santa Catalina IslandMount Orizaba2125California49.475114 
4.San Clemente IslandThirst Benchmark1965California33.8587 
5.Lummi IslandLummi Peak1665Washington7.2 36 
6.Santa Rosa IslandSoledad Peak1589California16.18110 
7.Mount Desert IslandCadillac Mountain1528Maine87.01081054 
8.Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point1525Washington7.5 19 
9.Fidalgo IslandMount Erie1273Washington8.2 436 
10.San Juan IslandMount Dallas1070Washington11.65732 
11.Blakely IslandBlakely Peak1042Washington3.3 4 
12.West Anacapa IslandSummit Peak 2930California7.7 2 
13.San Nicolas IslandJackson Hill907California51.8 9 
14.San Miguel IslandSan Miguel Hill831California11.51512 
15.Angel IslandMount Caroline Livermore781California3.3 1802019-06-22
16.Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point688Washington4.6 54 
17.Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point646Washington2.2 12 
18.Stuart IslandTiptop Hill640Washington6.05612 
19.Santa Barbara IslandSignal Hill634California25.6115 
20.Waldron IslandDisney Mountain612Washington2.3 8 
21.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point580Washington11.8 87 
22.Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill550Washington2.1 0 
23.Isle au HautMount Champlain540Maine19.5 15 
24.Lopez IslandLopez Hill535Washington3.5 40 
25.Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point520Washington4.017253 

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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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