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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range226 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2931 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1604 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2237 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies301 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii614 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains711 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains865 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges769 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies297 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains618 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1189 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1613 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges955 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains884 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1450 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1484 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4491 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains959 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains653 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2093 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians18262006-03-05
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains592 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus861 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1004 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians17722006-02-20
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus606 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains652 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains811 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains488 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1592 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus796 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus884 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands651 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges720 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians876 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area466 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area448 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area535 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges978 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands644 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains539 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area728 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area690 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area439 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians830 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus579 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands537 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians765 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains447 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast609 

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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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