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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range255 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada31351984-09-20
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1694 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range23561996-07-30
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies313 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii6472013-03-18
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains727 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains905 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges816 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies308 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains643 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12982021-06-01
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1758 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1057 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains924 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15702021-04-13
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1620 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians46811992-05-24
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1019 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains683 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21911987-10-10
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians19031980-08-19
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains632 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus912 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1076 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1882 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus647 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains691 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains874 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains520 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians16962012-10-25
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus839 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus940 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands703 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges783 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians9372010-06-04
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area483 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area470 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area564 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges10321982-12-29
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands694 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains567 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area763 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area725 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area459 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8862013-01-19
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus632 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands591 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians811 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast666 

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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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