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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing John Wiley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 51, or 90.2%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range230 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada29922017-09-08
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16342012-06-06
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2267 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies309 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii6272008-08-18
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains7192019-08-26
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8772018-09-04 b
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges7872017-09-06 a
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies305 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains6302019-08-29
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12332014-05-28
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1637 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges9912015-03-07
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8952012-05-29
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15022006-07-09
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1547Unknown
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians45552013-01-12
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9752006-07-09
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6622012-05-30
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21292009-09-25
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians18562015-08-06
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains6052018-09-02
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus881Unknown
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains10222006-07-13
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians18242014-01-19
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6202006-07-08
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6662012-06-09
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains8372008-04-19
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4972017-05-31
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians16212011-03-18
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus814Unknown
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus902Unknown
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6822017-03-05 a
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges7492013-04-17
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8962010-03-20
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4682015-06-05
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4502015-06-06
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5372015-06-07
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9942006-06-12
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6662012-06-10
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5432012-05-26
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7352005-05-31
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6992005-05-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4422015-06-07
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8442009-06-20
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6032016-03-08
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5622017-03-06 a
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7752006-06-18
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains4582015-04-11
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast6332013-04-18

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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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