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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)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2742004-06-04
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada33721986-06-20
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains18641993-09-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range25591995-07-17
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3461998-08-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii7261998-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains8081986-07-30
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains10221993-09-07
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges8731994-07-04
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3362002-08-05
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains7192000-07-01
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau14311986-06-17
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range19671994-06-28
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges11861988-05-12
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains10042009-05-21 10
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains17081983-06-25
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains17511993-09-10
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians50722005-08-18
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains11002010-10-11 14
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains7622010-08-03 15
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield23222008-09-23
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians20432005-08-19 14
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7142006-09-23
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus9861997-04-12
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains11562002-11-15
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians20422008-09-21 10
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7042010-10-17 08
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains7872011-11-02 15
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains9431984-05-13
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains5782008-04-29 15
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians18362011-08-25 09
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus9021997-04-11
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus10021997-04-11
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands7702007-12-20 13
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8532008-01-14 14
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians10312011-08-24 14
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area5362001-02-18
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area515 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area620 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges11132011-08-22 16
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands7652011-10-31 12
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains6172001-06-24 12
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area823 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area796 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area496 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians9722011-08-26 15
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6822007-12-22
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6462008-01-16 09
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians891 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast730 

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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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