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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
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Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,17920,310Alaska RangeHP206 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP1975 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather13,02815,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,69016,390South-Central Alaska7 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08814,498Sierra NevadaHP2504 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP471 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano919710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP353 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak757313,063Great Basin RangesHP529 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs74007700Aleutian RangesHP9 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa711913,679HawaiiHP159 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton656013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP342 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak620811,048Great Basin RangesHP556 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61768276Brooks RangeHP2 
15.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland526610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP66 
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP793 
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard48198979Cascade Range90 
18.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak47005900South-Central Alaska0 
19.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP82 
20.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45236643Blue Ridge MountainsHP1292 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak45057825Southwest Basins and RangesHP238 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq36004800Brooks RangeHP9 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak340910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30498749Southwest Basins and RangesHP830 
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30298929Cascade RangeHP279 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP662 
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP203 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness267012,590Sierra Nevada269 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25794482Great Basin Ranges141 
31.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen228612,006Southern Rocky Mountains8 
32.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21884050Blue Ridge MountainsHP325 
33.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18537533Colorado Plateau2 
34.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17897709Colorado Plateau2 
35.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17606400Colorado Plateau0 
36.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16518571Colorado PlateauHP138 
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15843304Central and Southern California RangesHP155 
38.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP768 
39.Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon13331808Central and Southern California RangesHP131 
40.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13297289Colorado Plateau9 
41.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
42.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11227802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
43.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8302790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
44.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP60 
45.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP30 
46.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP238 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6801420Ozark HighlandsHP75 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5353255Great Plains23 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5346234Colorado PlateauHP23 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4386238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4135013Great PlainsHP104 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3202860Great Plains44 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2801410Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North240820Appalachian Plateaus0 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden163763Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
56.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill120810Midwest-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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