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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (51 out of 51, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range1963-07-04
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2006-05
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1972-12
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2003-01
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2006-05
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2006-05
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2006-05
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1964-05-24
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1962-03
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1974-06
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges1999-08-13
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1988-07-02
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains1988-07-03
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1988-03-24
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1988-03-23
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2004-10-23
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2004
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-27
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1968-11-15
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2002-08
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-06-09
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-05
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2006-06
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2002-12
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2003-01
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2002-12
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2006-05
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1973-05
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1979-07-29

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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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