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USA 48-States Island High Points above 500 feet

Excluding Lake Islands

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RankIslandPeak Elev-M StateIsol-KmArea-SqKmAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Desert IslandCadillac Mountain466Maine140.1280834 
2.San Nicolas IslandJackson Hill276California83.4 9 
3.Santa Catalina IslandMount Orizaba648California79.419481 
4.San Clemente IslandThirst Benchmark599California54.41515 
5.Santa Cruz IslandDevils Peak747California50.124937 
6.Santa Barbara IslandSignal Hill193California41.2211 
7.Orcas IslandMount Constitution734Washington34.41533892016-01-03
8.Isle au HautMount Champlain165Maine31.4 12 
9.Santa Rosa IslandSoledad Peak484California25.92098 
10.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point177Washington19.0 73 
11.San Juan IslandMount Dallas326Washington18.714822 
12.San Miguel IslandSan Miguel Hill253California18.6409 
13.Fidalgo IslandMount Erie388Washington13.1 3272014-12-06
14.West Anacapa IslandSummit Peak 2283California12.5 2 
15.Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point465Washington12.0 11 
16.Lummi IslandLummi Peak507Washington11.5 23 
17.Stuart IslandTiptop Hill195Washington9.71449 
18.Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point210Washington7.3 40 
19.Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point158Washington6.544536 
20.Lopez IslandLopez Hill163Washington5.7 29 
21.Blakely IslandBlakely Peak318Washington5.3 4 
22.Angel IslandMount Caroline Livermore238California5.3 125 
23.Waldron IslandDisney Mountain187Washington3.8 7 
24.Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point197Washington3.6 9 
25.Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill168Washington3.4 0 

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List Description

Outside of Alaska and Hawaii, the United States is not very well-endowed with islands, especially not any islands with notably high peaks. The best the 48 states can muster is Devils Peak on California's Santa Cruz Island at a relatively paltry 2450 feet. The Atlantic Ocean islands of the US are crowned by Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at only 1528 feet.

Indeed, all of the islands on this list are in California, Washington, and Maine. There are other US islands, of course, but none have peaks higher than 500 feet above ocean level.

This list does not include lake islands or those in U.S. dependencies such as Puerto Rico or Guam.


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