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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Sandy Sherman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 58, or 0%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,16220,310Alaska RangeHP207 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP1985 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,99515,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,64016,390South-Central Alaska7 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08314,498Sierra NevadaHP2514 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP472 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano914710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP356 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756813,063Great Basin RangesHP530 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs73007650Aleutian RangesHP9 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa709913,679HawaiiHP160 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton654513,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP346 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak618811,048Great Basin RangesHP559 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61268276Brooks RangeHP2 
15.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland524610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP66 
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP794 
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47998979Cascade Range90 
18.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP82 
19.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak46005850South-Central Alaska0 
20.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45136643Blue Ridge MountainsHP1296 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44957825Southwest Basins and RangesHP239 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq35004750Brooks RangeHP9 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak339910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30398749Southwest Basins and RangesHP833 
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30198929Cascade RangeHP280 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP669 
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP205 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness265012,590Sierra Nevada272 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25624482Great Basin Ranges142 
31.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen226612,006Southern Rocky Mountains8 
32.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21684050Blue Ridge MountainsHP325 
33.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18337533Colorado Plateau2 
34.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17497709Colorado Plateau2 
35.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17406400Colorado Plateau0 
36.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16318571Colorado PlateauHP139 
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15643304Central and Southern California RangesHP155 
38.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP769 
39.Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon13331808Central and Southern California RangesHP131 
40.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13097289Colorado Plateau9 
41.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
42.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11027802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
43.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP60 
44.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8102790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
45.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP30 
46.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP238 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6601410Ozark HighlandsHP75 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5253255Great Plains23 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5246234Colorado PlateauHP23 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4186238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4035013Great PlainsHP104 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3002850Great Plains44 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2701405Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North220810Appalachian Plateaus0 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden158763Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
56.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill110805Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
57.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
57.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP13 

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List Description

Note that there are three National Parks where a most prominent peak is impossible to determine:

  • Everglades: A giant swamp.
  • Congaree: A small swamp.
  • Gateway Arch: A small urbanized tract of land.

The extent to which there are local maxima on the ground surface of these areas is very low, and in the swampy areas there may be quite a bit of change. So it seems best to leave there three parks off the list.

The low and swampy Key Biscayne and Dry Tortutagas National Parks are on islands, so the island high point is also the prominence point.

 


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