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United States State High Points (plus DC)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4420
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2912
3.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2231
4.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2066
5.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1814
6.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1749
7.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1607
8.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1589
9.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1582
10.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1470
11.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1435
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1171
13.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains995
14.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges972
15.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains950
16.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges949
17.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus875
18.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains872
18.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians872
20.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains860
21.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus853
22.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians824
23.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains803
24.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus791
25.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges762
25.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians762
27.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area724
28.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges718
29.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains704
30.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area684
31.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains648
32.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands646
33.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains644
34.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands640
35.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii613
36.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains612
37.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast606
38.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus598
39.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains585
40.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus576
41.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains536
42.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area532
42.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands532
44.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains483
45.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area464
46.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area446
47.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains442
48.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area439
49.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies299
50.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies295
51.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range225

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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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