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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

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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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