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United States State High Points (plus DC)

RankStatePeak Elev-M
Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range189
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus730
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus495
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1027Appalachian Plateaus681
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus753
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus513
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges632
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges849
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1196
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1236
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains798
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains841
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains665
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno126Blue Ridge Mountains383
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield1720
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range1776
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1336
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau952
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges635
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains720
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains539
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains492
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains532
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains400
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains445
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies246
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies249
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii534
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains491
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area399
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area359
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area444
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area607
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area569
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area356
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians3671
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians1508
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians1444
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians1350
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope725Northern U.S. Appalachians749
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians712
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth137Northern U.S. Appalachians665
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands556
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands566
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands467
51.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast539
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2392
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1273
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains716
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges799
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains536

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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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