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U.S. State High Points

Showing Gustav Sexauer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (23 out of 50, or 46%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range229 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2955 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16192016-07-31
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2250 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies306 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii621 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains714 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8732017-07-05
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges774 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3012014-08-20
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains625 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12162018-08-07
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1629 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges9702018-03-08
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8892007-07-12
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1479 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1530 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians45172019-10-05 b
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains971 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6602016-03-05
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21102020-06-08
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1838 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5972017-07-04 b
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus873 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1017 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians17952019-06-12
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus616 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6592017-07-04 a
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains827 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4952011-08-25
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1603 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus805 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus893 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6582016-09-04 b
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges731 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians886 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4682011-07-30
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4512012-07-16 a
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5372007-08-28
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9852019-06-10
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6512016-09-03
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5412007-07-08
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7312019-12-18 a
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6942019-12-18 b
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4422010-07-03 a
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians836 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus587 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands543 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians770 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast616 

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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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