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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4188 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2722 
3.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range20762014-08-01
4.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1918 
5.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1702 
6.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1650 
7.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14932014-06-06
8.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1479 
9.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1452 
10.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1378 
11.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1351 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1090 
13.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains953 
14.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges924 
15.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges909 
16.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains885 
17.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus834 
18.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians825 
19.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus814 
20.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains799 
21.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains797 
22.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians785 
23.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus758 
24.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains753 
25.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians732 
26.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges704 
27.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges692 
28.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area684 
29.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area648 
30.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands620 
31.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands617 
32.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains614 
33.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains602 
34.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains601 
35.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii593 
36.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast586 
37.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus560 
38.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus559 
39.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains553 
40.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains547 
41.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands516 
42.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area506 
43.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains500 
44.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area444 
45.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains443 
46.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains427 
47.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area419 
48.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area410 
49.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies275 
50.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
51.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range221 

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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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