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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range221 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus814 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus559 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus758 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus834 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus560 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges692 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges924 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1351 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1378 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains885 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains953 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains753 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains427 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1918 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range20762014-08-01
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14932014-06-06
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1090 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges704 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains797 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains601 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains547 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains602 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains443 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains500 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies275 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies274 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii593 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains553 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area444 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area419 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area506 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area684 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area648 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area410 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4188 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1702 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1650 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1479 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians825 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians785 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians732 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands620 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands617 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands516 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast586 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2722 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1452 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains799 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges909 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains614 

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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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