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U.S. State High Points

Showing Michael Wanberg's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 50, or 32%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range295 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3716 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains20622015-09-21 b
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range27942014-07-05
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies385 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii817 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains882 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1097 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges924 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies366 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains801 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau15422012-06-07
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range21212012-05-11
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges12882012-06-09 a
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1102 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1834 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1889 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians55312005-08
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1191 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains828 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield25252007-05
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians22002010-09-07
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains774 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1073 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1247 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians23022010-09-09
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus776 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains849 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1029 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains625 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians19762010-09-10 a
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus973 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus10932017-10-21
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands840 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges937 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell - South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians11092010-09-10 c
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area583 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area562 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area672 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges11982010-09-05
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands824 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains671 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area9002017-10-23 a
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area8692017-10-23 b
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area547 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians10662010-09-06
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus748 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands703 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians960 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast815 

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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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