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U.S. State High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 50, or 94%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada1969-08-31
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1968-07-11
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1993-06-27
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii1970-09-11
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains1981-09-24
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains1971-08-09
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges1969-09-20
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1981-08-05
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1969-07-04
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1993-06-19
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges1971-08-06
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains1971-08-12
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1958-07
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1958-07
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-06
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains1965-04-15
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains1971-08-11
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1963
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-06
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains1971-08-10
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus1964-07-13
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains1967-09-15
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-06
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus1965-04-15
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains1971-08-10
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains1967-09-15
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains1971-08-13
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1963
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus1965-04-13
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus1964-07-13
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands1967-09-10
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges1967-09-14
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope723Northern U.S. Appalachians1964-07
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area1971-08-16
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area1993-09-01
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area1971-08-17
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges1950
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands1967-09-08
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains1975-10-08
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area1964-07-17
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area1967-09-08
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area1968-07-08
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-08-27
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus1967-09-13
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands1967-09-12
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth135Northern U.S. Appalachians1963
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast1967-09-14

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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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