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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Ben Lostracco's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 51, or 98.04%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2006-09-13
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2002-09-15
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2004-07-28
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2003-08-21
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2010-08-22 c
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2003-08-12
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2002-09-17 a
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2006-09-07 b
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2008-08-02
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2004-07-04
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2002-09-24 a
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2004-07-01
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1999-01-20
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1998-06-27
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1996-08-01 b
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1996-08-01 a
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1993-08-21 a
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2001-06-09
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2002-09-13
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1985-08-25 a
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-09-16 c
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1999-01-17 b
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1994-04-09
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1996-08-02 b
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-09-29 a
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1994-03-19
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1999-01-17 a
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1996-08-02 a
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains1998-06-29
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-05-22
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1994-04-02 b
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1994-04-02 a
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1999-01-15
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1999-02-18
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1994-08-23 a
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-08-14
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-08-16
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-08-15
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1994-05-26
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1994-04-30
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1998-06-25 b
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-03-12 a
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1994-03-12 b
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1998-06-25 a
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1994-08-23 b
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1996-09-08
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1999-02-17
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1994-04-01
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2000-03-15
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2000-03-02

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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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