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U.S. State High Points

Showing Paul McClellan's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 50, or 92%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2301996-06-23
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada29921986-08-27
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16341991-09-02
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range22671980-08-10
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3091986-08-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii6272014-01-14
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains7192013-06-28
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8772011-10-02
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges7871986-08-25
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3051979-08-24
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains6302011-09-15
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12332011-09-30
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range16371977-07-12
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges9912010-04-01
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8952014-06-20
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15022005-09-28
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains15472018-07-28
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians45542018-07-14
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9742018-07-27 a
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6622014-06-05
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21292018-07-11
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians18562018-07-16
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains6052018-07-31
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus8812018-07-26
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1022 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians18242018-07-13
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6202018-07-27 b
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6662014-06-06
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains837 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4972014-06-19
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians16202018-07-18
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus8142018-07-25 b
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus9022018-07-25 a
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6822018-07-30
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges749 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8962018-07-19 c
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4682014-06-17 b
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4502014-06-16
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5362014-06-17 a
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9942018-07-20 a
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6652014-06-08
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5432018-07-07
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7352018-07-09 b
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6992018-07-09 a
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4422018-07-08
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8442018-07-20 b
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6032018-07-29
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5622017-03-31
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7752018-07-24
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast633 

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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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