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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Micah Leibbrand's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 51, or 3.92%)

RankStatePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range221 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2718 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1450 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range20762014-08-01
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii592 
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains614 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains799 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges704 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains552 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1090 
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range14922014-06-06
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges909 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains797 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1348 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1377 
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians4182 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains885 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains600 
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1916 
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1701 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains547 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus814 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains953 
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1650 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus558 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains602 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains752 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains443 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1479 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus758 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus834 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands620 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges692 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope725Northern U.S. Appalachians824 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area444 
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area419 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area506 
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges924 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands617 
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains500 
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area684 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area648 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area410 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians785 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus560 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands515 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth137Northern U.S. Appalachians732 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno126Blue Ridge Mountains427 
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast586 

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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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