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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Michael Beavers's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 51, or 29.41%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians41002017-06-30
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2630 
3.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2051 
4.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1870 
5.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1676 
6.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1607 
7.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1463 
8.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14552017-07-01
9.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1416 
10.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1342Unknown
11.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1311Unknown
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1060 
13.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains919Unknown
14.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9092002-11-16
15.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges8692006-09-17
16.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains8632001-10-07
17.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus817 
18.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians810 
19.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus797 
20.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains783 
21.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains782 
22.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians774 
23.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus739 
24.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains7222002-04-07
25.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7172002-11-16
26.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges678 
27.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges671Unknown
28.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area661 
29.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area623 
30.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands606 
31.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains604 
31.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6042005-04-19
33.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains585 
34.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains580 
35.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii572 
36.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast567 
37.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains543 
38.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus541 
39.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus5402000-10-17
40.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5292013-01-19
41.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5002013-01-11
42.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area496 
43.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains490 
44.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area435 
45.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains434 
46.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains418 
47.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area409 
48.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area398 
49.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
50.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
51.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range216 

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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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