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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Paul McClellan's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 51, or 90.2%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2161996-06-23
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada26231986-08-27
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains14151991-09-02
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range20481980-08-10
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2701986-08-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii5712014-01-14
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains6042013-06-28
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains7822011-10-02
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges6781986-08-25
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2681979-08-24
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5432011-09-15
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau10582011-09-30
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14621977-07-12
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges8662010-04-01
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains7822014-06-20
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains13092005-09-28
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains13402018-07-28
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians40962018-07-14
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains8602018-07-27 a
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains5852014-06-05
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield18692018-07-11
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians16742018-07-16
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5292018-07-31
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus7962018-07-26
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains918 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians16042018-07-13
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus5392018-07-27 b
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains5802014-06-06
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains720 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4342014-06-19
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14552018-07-18
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus7382018-07-25 b
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus8152018-07-25 a
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6042018-07-30
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges669 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8102018-07-19 c
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4352014-06-17 b
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4092014-06-16
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area4962014-06-17 a
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9072018-07-20 a
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6062014-06-08
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains4892018-07-07
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area6602018-07-09 b
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6222018-07-09 a
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area3982018-07-08
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7742018-07-20 b
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus5392018-07-29
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5002017-03-31
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7172018-07-24
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains418 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast565 

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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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