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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing jeff branin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (7 out of 58, or 12.07%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP8021964
2.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45236643Blue Ridge MountainsHP13311974-06-06
3.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21884050Blue Ridge MountainsHP3411975-10-11
4.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP2421993-07-25
5.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16518571Colorado PlateauHP1471994-06-04
6.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak757313,063Great Basin RangesHP5411995-09-03
7.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP6982004-08-10
 Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,17920,310Alaska RangeHP213 
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,69016,390South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather13,02815,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08814,498Sierra NevadaHP2607 
 Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP2037 
 Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP212 
 Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton656013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP359 
 Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa711913,679HawaiiHP163 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness267012,590Sierra Nevada289 
 Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen228612,006Southern Rocky Mountains8 
 Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak620811,048Great Basin RangesHP580 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak340910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland526610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP73 
 Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP826 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano919710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
 Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP483 
 North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard48198979Cascade Range90 
 Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30298929Cascade RangeHP297 
 Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30498749Southwest Basins and RangesHP857 
 Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP86 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61768276Brooks RangeHP2 
 Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP365 
 Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak45057825Southwest Basins and RangesHP247 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11227802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple17897709Colorado Plateau2 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs74007700Aleutian RangesHP9 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18537533Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13297289Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17606400Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4386238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5346234Colorado PlateauHP24 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak47005900South-Central Alaska0 
 Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP62 
 Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4135013Great PlainsHP108 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq36004800Brooks RangeHP9 
 Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25794482Great Basin Ranges143 
 Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15843304Central and Southern California RangesHP157 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5353255Great Plains25 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3202860Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8302790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
 Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6801420Ozark HighlandsHP77 
 Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2801410Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP25 
 Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP32 
 Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North240820Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill120810Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden163763Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 
 Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
 Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 

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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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