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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
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Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30754419Sierra NevadaHP25141996-09-29
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP19862011-07-28
3.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8143837Sierra Nevada2722013-09-07
4.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP2052014-07-20
5.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7861366Great Basin Ranges1422016-01-17
 Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61506190Alaska RangeHP207 
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35634996South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39714671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP669 
 Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19994197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP346 
 Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21704169HawaiiHP160 
 Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23083982Great Basin RangesHP530 
 Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen6973659Southern Rocky Mountains8 
 Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18923367Great Basin RangesHP559 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10393343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland16053190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP66 
 Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP794 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano28033108Aleutian RangesHP3 
 Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP472 
 Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP238 
 North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14692737Cascade Range90 
 Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9232722Cascade RangeHP281 
 Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9292667Southwest Basins and RangesHP833 
 Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP82 
 Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout5032612Colorado PlateauHP139 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18822523Brooks RangeHP2 
 Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP356 
 Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13732385Southwest Basins and RangesHP239 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3422378Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple5452350Colorado Plateau2 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs22562347Aleutian RangesHP9 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5652296Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark4052222Colorado Plateau9 
 Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13792025Blue Ridge MountainsHP1297 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5361951Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1341901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1631900Colorado PlateauHP23 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak14331798South-Central Alaska0 
 Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP60 
 Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1261528Great PlainsHP104 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10971463Brooks RangeHP9 
 Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6671234Blue Ridge MountainsHP325 
 Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4831007Central and Southern California RangesHP155 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle163992Great Plains23 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP7 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill98872Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak253850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon406551Central and Southern California RangesHP131 
 Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP769 
 Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain207433Ozark HighlandsHP75 
 Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower85430Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
 Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP30 
 Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North73250Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill37247Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden50233Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
 Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
 Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-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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