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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range259 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3202 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1726 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2432 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies331 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii656 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains744 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains941 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges8282018-08-23
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies312 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains661 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau13172020-10-18
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1796 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges10772020-10-21
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains942 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1594 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains16392009-08-18
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4749 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1030 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains701 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2215 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1932 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains650 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus920 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1079 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1908 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus652 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains713 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains879 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains532 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1722 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus845 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus948 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands717 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges792 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians948 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area497 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area478 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area571 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1044 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands704 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains572 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area769 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area737 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area466 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians893 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus636 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5992021-04-07
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians821 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast672 

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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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