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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing David Kuwayama's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range291 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada36022011-03-15
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains20042012-05-14
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range27512011-09-08
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3782015-08-04
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii7662018-01-14
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains8612017-08-11
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains10702014-08-17
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges9082015-05-30
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3572017-07-29
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains7802017-09-03
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau14812013-02-16
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range20722014-07-04
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges12172015-04-04
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains10672012-10-06
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains17772012-09-26
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains18242012-09-26
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians53412010-08-21
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains11472012-09-28
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains8042012-10-07
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield24402012-09-24
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians21352010-10-03
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7482014-08-18
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus10412015-04-25
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains11942016-04-09
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians22052010-07-11
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7312016-04-09
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains8262014-08-18
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains9762016-04-10
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains6092016-04-30
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians19282002
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus9442015-04-25
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus10572015-04-25
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands8032015-05-09
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8852015-05-16
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians10732012-09-23
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area5642016-10-30
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area5402016-05-28
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area6502012-10-04
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges11602012-09-25
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands7922015-05-09
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains6532016-05-08
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area8612016-04-01
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area8302016-04-01
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area5282015-09-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians10202012-09-23
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus7062015-05-17
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6722015-05-10
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians9242014-08-22
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains5362014-08-22
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast7692015-05-16

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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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