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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 Range219 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2660 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1422 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2058 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies271 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii577 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains607 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains791 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges683 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains545 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1066 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1468 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges888 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains784 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1328 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1360 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4133 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains875 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains591 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1885 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1685 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains539 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus803 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains935 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1626 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus549 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains589 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains739 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains436 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1462 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3380Appalachian Plateaus746 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus824 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands613 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges683 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians815 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area439 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area415 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area500 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges917 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands611 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains494 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area672 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area636 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area401 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians777 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus551 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands507 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians725 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains424 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast580 

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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.


     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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