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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Eric Clark's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 51, or 62.75%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2062019-06-08
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada25142017-08-17
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains13492010-08-10
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range19842013-08-19
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2632012-07-10
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii561 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains5682014-08-20
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains7512011-06-25
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges6582018-09-09
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies258 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5102014-08-19
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau10012015-11-12
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14392015-11-09
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges8332008-02-27
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains7562014-08-15
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1263 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1296 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians38782017-07-21
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains832 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains5652014-08-14
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield17862018-04-26
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians15792017-07-26
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5142011-06-26
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus768 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains887 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians15202017-07-22
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus520 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains5562015-08-16
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains695 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4192014-08-08
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14102018-04-27
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus711 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus785 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands5832016-11-12
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges648 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians7842017-07-21
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area425 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area398 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area478 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges8852017-07-21
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands5852016-11-11
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains4682015-08-14
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area641 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6022015-03-15
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area389 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7422017-07-21
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus527 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands4892017-04-19
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians6952017-07-21
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains4062018-04-27
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast557 

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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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