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USA State Border High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft State Prom-Ft Ascents
1.AlaskaMount Saint Elias18,008Alaska/Yukon Territory11,1845
2.CaliforniaMontgomery-Boundary Col12,880California/Nevada056
2.NevadaMontgomery-Boundary Col12,880California/Nevada056
4.ColoradoState Line Peak-South Slope12,840Colorado/New Mexico02
4.New MexicoState Line Peak-South Slope12,840Colorado/New Mexico02
6.MontanaState Line Peak-West Area11,360Montana/Wyoming02
6.WyomingState Line Peak-West Area11,360Montana/Wyoming02
8.IdahoEighteenmile Peak11,125Idaho/Montana163514
9.UtahElizabeth Mountain-NE Ridge-S Slope9780Utah/Wyoming01
10.ArizonaArizona Border High Point9320Arizona/New Mexico01
11.OregonOrevada View-North Ridge8280Nevada/Oregon00
12.WashingtonArmstrong Mountain-South Slope8107Washington/British Columbia019
13.TexasPeak 7265-Northeast Ridge7360New Mexico/Texas03
14.North CarolinaClingmans Dome6643North Carolina/Tennessee45031801
14.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643North Carolina/Tennessee45031801
16.South DakotaWeston County High Point6620South Dakota/Wyoming049
17.NebraskaPanorama Point-South Ridge5410Colorado/Nebraska08
18.OklahomaBlack Mesa-West Ridge4960New Mexico/Oklahoma016
19.GeorgiaLittle Bald Knob-South Slope4560Georgia/North Carolina02
20.VirginiaLittle Ridge4546Virginia/West Virginia39622
20.West VirginiaLittle Ridge4546Virginia/West Virginia39622
22.KentuckyThe Doubles4080Kentucky/Virginia20019
23.KansasMount Sunflower-West Ridge Point4030Colorado/Kansas013
 Kansas or Kansas Second Highest Peak4030Colorado/Kansas 4
24.MaineBoundary Peak3852Maine/Québec499197
25.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554North Carolina/South Carolina754968
26.New HampshireRump Mountain-West Slope3380Maine/New Hampshire00
 New Hampshire or Salmon Mountain3327New Hampshire/Québec80760
27.MarylandBackbone Mountain-Southwest Ridge3340Maryland/West Virginia073
28.North DakotaNorth Dakota Border High Point3240Montana/North Dakota02
29.PennsylvaniaZehner-Maust Col2880Maryland/Pennsylvania01
 Pennsylvania or Savage Mountain Border Point2880Maryland/Pennsylvania06
30.MassachusettsBerlin Mountain-East Slope2760Massachusetts/New York018
30.New YorkBerlin Mountain-East Slope2760Massachusetts/New York018
32.ArkansasArkansas Border High Point2600Arkansas/Oklahoma014
33.VermontHoosac Range Border Point2580Massachusetts/Vermont01
34.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Connecticut/Massachusetts01059
35.MinnesotaMinnesota State Border High Point1980Minnesota/South Dakota04
36.AlabamaFox Mountain-Northeast Slope1903Alabama/Georgia01
37.MichiganMichigan-Wisconsin Border High Point1860Michigan/Wisconsin01
37.WisconsinMichigan-Wisconsin Border High Point1860Michigan/Wisconsin01
39.MissouriBarry County High Point-South Slope1670Arkansas/Missouri07
40.IowaBigelow South1660Iowa/Minnesota012
41.New JerseyHigh Point-North Ridge1520New Jersey/New York06
42.OhioOhio Border High Point1260Ohio/Pennsylvania02
43.IndianaIndiana Border High Point1180Indiana/Ohio03
44.IllinoisCharles Mound-North Ridge Point1170Illinois/Wisconsin03
45.Rhode IslandWhites Hill West770Connecticut/Rhode Island02
46.MississippiMississippi Border High Point700Alabama/Mississippi02
47.DelawareEbright Azimuth-North Slope440Delaware/Pennsylvania026
48.LouisianaLouisiana Border High Point380Louisiana/Texas02
49.District of ColumbiaChevy Chase Circle Northeast360District of Columbia/Maryland017
50.FloridaFlorida Border High Point330Alabama/Florida04

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List Description

This list shows, for each state, the highest single point along its entire land boundaries with all states. This list is not showing the highest point for each individual state-to-state boundary section, for example the HPs of the CA-OR boundary, the CA-NV boundary, the CA-AZ boundary, etc. It will only have the highest point on the entire CA boundary (which happens to be with NV).

Also note that the list includes the District of Columbia for completeness, but not Hawaii, which has no land borders. So the list only has 50 entries.

Four states have their highest boundary point on the border with Canada, but none with Mexico. And there are seven pairs of states that share a border high point--this is not surprising if a boundary passes over or near a high summit, and make the total number of actual peaks on the list only 43. Many of these point are near state high points and make for a semi-interesting "bonus peak".

Eighteenmile peak on the Idaho border is likely the most interesting and significant summit on this list that is not a state high point or major Alaskan expedition (St. Elias). Most of the others are zero-prominence "liners".

 


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