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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 58, or 63.79%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton653013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP3571979-08-15
2.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44857825Southwest Basins and RangesHP2471982-04-01
3.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45036643Blue Ridge MountainsHP13181982-05-05
4.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30298749Southwest Basins and RangesHP8461982-09-12
5.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP6961985-09-10
6.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP341987-02-01
7.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,07814,498Sierra NevadaHP25841997-07-18
8.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP7932000-06-25
9.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa707913,679HawaiiHP1632000-07-26
10.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak338910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies312000-09-05
11.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP2412001-11-25
12.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge3935013Great PlainsHP1072002-08-11
13.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP612003-04-19
14.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16118571Colorado PlateauHP1462003-06-15
15.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30098929Cascade RangeHP2962003-06-25
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP8182003-06-27
17.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756313,063Great Basin RangesHP5402003-06-28
18.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland522610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP732003-08-11
19.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP842004-04-08
20.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak616811,048Great Basin RangesHP5702004-06-25
21.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP20232004-07-21
22.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP142004-11-27
23.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5146234Colorado PlateauHP242004-12-30
24.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15443304Central and Southern California RangesHP1572005-05-10
25.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4802006-02-08
26.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152006-03-12
27.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21484050Blue Ridge MountainsHP3312006-08-01
28.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6401400Ozark HighlandsHP772006-08-06
29.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2601400Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP242007-07-23
30.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP2122009-07-20
31.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3612009-08-05
32.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP312010-09-05
33.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias MountainsHP152011-05-25
34.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,14620,310Alaska RangeHP2122012-06-29
35.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs72007600Aleutian RangesHP92012-08-06
36.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq34004700Brooks RangeHP92014-08-03
37.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen224612,006Southern Rocky Mountains82019-07-17
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska7 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness263012,590Sierra Nevada287 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano909710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
 North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47798979Cascade Range90 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak60768276Brooks RangeHP2 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark10827802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple17097709Colorado Plateau2 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18137533Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark12897289Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17206400Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark3986238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak45005800South-Central Alaska0 
 Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25464482Great Basin Ranges143 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5153255Great Plains25 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill2802840Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak7902790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill100800Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North200800Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden153763Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 

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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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