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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Gary Neben's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 58, or 44.83%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,07814,498Sierra NevadaHP26112017-09-14
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP20411994-06-26
3.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45036643Blue Ridge MountainsHP1335 
4.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30298749Southwest Basins and RangesHP8612018-10-07
5.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP8292016-07-08
6.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP804 
7.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP6991990-08-18
8.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak616811,048Great Basin RangesHP5892017-09-11
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756313,063Great Basin RangesHP5412018-06-15
10.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4862019-06-13
11.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3652017-07-25
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton653013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP3591993-09-15
13.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21484050Blue Ridge MountainsHP342 
14.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30098929Cascade RangeHP2972018-06-19
15.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness263012,590Sierra Nevada289 
16.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44857825Southwest Basins and RangesHP2472018-10-09
17.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP2432017-09-09
18.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,14620,310Alaska RangeHP2151992-05-20
19.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP212 
20.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa707913,679HawaiiHP1632019-06-11
21.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15443304Central and Southern California RangesHP1592018-05-30
22.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16118571Colorado PlateauHP1472018-04-07
23.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25464482Great Basin Ranges145 
24.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge3935013Great PlainsHP1082019-07-08
25.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47798979Cascade Range90 
26.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP862018-04-15
27.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6401400Ozark HighlandsHP77 
28.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland522610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP732017-08-11
29.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP662018-04-27
30.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill2802840Great Plains44 
31.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
32.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP322019-10-01
33.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak338910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
34.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5153255Great Plains25 
34.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2601400Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP252019-09-28
36.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5146234Colorado PlateauHP242018-04-17
37.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
37.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152019-01-04
37.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152019-08-05
40.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden153763Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 
41.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs72007600Aleutian RangesHP9 
41.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark12897289Colorado Plateau9 
41.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq34004700Brooks RangeHP9 
44.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen224612,006Southern Rocky Mountains8 
44.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
46.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska7 
46.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
48.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano909710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
49.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak60768276Brooks RangeHP2 
49.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17097709Colorado Plateau2 
49.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18137533Colorado Plateau2 
52.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark10827802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
52.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark3986238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
52.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill100800Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
55.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17206400Colorado Plateau0 
55.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak45005800South-Central Alaska0 
55.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak7902790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
55.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North200800Appalachian 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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