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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range221 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2717 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1449 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range20762014-08-01
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii591 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains613 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains798 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges703 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains551 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1089 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14922014-06-06
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges908 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains796 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1345 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1376 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4180 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains883 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains599 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1914 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1700 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains546 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus813 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains951 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1649 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus556 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains601 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains750 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains442 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1477 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus757 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus833 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands618 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges690 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians823 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area443 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area418 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area505 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges923 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands615 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains499 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area683 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area647 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area409 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians784 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus558 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands513 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians731 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains425 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast584 

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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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