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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range274 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3375 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1866 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2559 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies346 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii727 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains809 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1023 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges874 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies336 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains721 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1432 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1969 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1187 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1005 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1709 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1753 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians5073 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1103 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains763 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2323 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2043 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains715 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus987 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1157 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2046 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus705 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains788 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains944 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains579 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1839 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus903 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1003 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands771 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges854 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians1032 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area537 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area516 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area621 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1114 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands766 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains618 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area824 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area797 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area497 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians974 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus683 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands647 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians893 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains523 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast731 

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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's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Rockies. Another five or so (Rhode island, Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission.

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 the high point of the District of Columbia, which in many matters is a state equivalent.

Links

     Highpointers Club -- U.S. State High Points

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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