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U.S. State High Points

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 50, or 86%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2004-06-04
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1986-06-20
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1995-07-17
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1998-08-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1998-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1986-07-30
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-07
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1994-07-04
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2000-07-01
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1986-06-17
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1994-06-28
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1988-05-12
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2009-05-21 10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1983-06-25
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1993-09-10
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-08-18
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2010-10-11 14
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2010-08-03 15
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2008-09-23
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-08-19 14
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2006-09-23
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-12
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2002-11-15
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-21 10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2010-10-17 08
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2011-11-02 15
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1984-05-13
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2008-04-29 15
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-08-25 09
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-11
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1997-04-11
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2007-12-20 13
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2008-01-14 14
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-08-24 14
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001-02-18
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2011-08-22 16
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2011-10-31 12
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2001-06-24 12
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-08-26 15
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2007-12-22
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2008-01-16 09
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast 

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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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