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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Neal Robbins's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 58, or 8.62%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30724419Sierra NevadaHP25171996-09-29
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP19902011-07-28
3.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13732025Blue Ridge MountainsHP1297 
4.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9232667Southwest Basins and RangesHP833 
5.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP796 
6.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP770 
7.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP669 
8.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18803367Great Basin RangesHP560 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23053982Great Basin RangesHP531 
10.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP471 
11.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP357 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19904197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP346 
13.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6551234Blue Ridge MountainsHP325 
14.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9172722Cascade RangeHP283 
15.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8023837Sierra Nevada2732013-09-07
16.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13672385Southwest Basins and RangesHP239 
17.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP238 
18.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61406190Alaska RangeHP207 
19.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP2052014-07-20
20.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21584169HawaiiHP160 
21.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4711007Central and Southern California RangesHP155 
22.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7761366Great Basin Ranges1422016-01-17
23.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout4912612Colorado PlateauHP139 
24.Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon406551Central and Southern California RangesHP132 
25.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1201528Great PlainsHP104 
26.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14572737Cascade Range90 
27.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP82 
28.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain195427Ozark HighlandsHP75 
29.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland15933190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP67 
30.Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP60 
31.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill85866Great Plains44 
32.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
33.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10333343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
34.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP30 
35.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1571900Colorado PlateauHP23 
35.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle157992Great Plains23 
35.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower79427Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
38.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
38.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
40.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP13 
41.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden47233Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
42.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs21952316Aleutian RangesHP9 
42.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark3932222Colorado Plateau9 
42.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10361433Brooks RangeHP9 
45.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen6853659Southern Rocky Mountains8 
46.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35334996South-Central Alaska7 
46.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP7 
48.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano27733108Aleutian RangesHP3 
49.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18522523Brooks RangeHP2 
49.Zion National ParkThe East Temple5212350Colorado Plateau2 
49.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5532296Colorado Plateau2 
52.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3302378Southern Rocky Mountains1 
52.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1211901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
54.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5241951Colorado Plateau0 
54.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak13721768South-Central Alaska0 
54.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak241850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
54.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill30244Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North61244Appalachian Plateaus0 

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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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