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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 58, or 29.31%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-M
(Avg)
 Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13762025Blue Ridge MountainsHP13421986-08-25 b
2.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain201430Ozark HighlandsHP771991-06-12
3.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9262667Southwest Basins and RangesHP8691991-06-17
4.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30734419Sierra NevadaHP26301992-06-23
5.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6611234Blue Ridge MountainsHP3421995-03-15
6.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout4972612Colorado PlateauHP1471995-06-18
7.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP8061995-08-09
8.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23073982Great Basin RangesHP5421997-07-19
9.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13702385Southwest Basins and RangesHP2472002-05-30
10.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1231528Great PlainsHP1082011-07-23
11.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP8312011-09-05
12.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP2442012-05-31 c
13.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152012-12-19
14.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152013-10-05 a
15.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP4932015-04-25
16.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower82428Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP252016-07-26
17.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9202722Cascade RangeHP2972016-08-04
 Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61456190Alaska RangeHP216 
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35484996South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39614671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP2051 
 Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP701 
 Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP214 
 Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19954197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP360 
 Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21644169HawaiiHP163 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8083837Sierra Nevada291 
 Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen6913659Southern Rocky Mountains8 
 Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18863367Great Basin RangesHP590 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10363343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland15993190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP73 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano27883108Aleutian RangesHP3 
 North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14632737Cascade Range90 
 Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP87 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18672523Brooks RangeHP2 
 Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP366 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3362378Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple5332350Colorado Plateau2 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs22252332Aleutian RangesHP9 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5592296Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark3992222Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5301951Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1271901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1601900Colorado PlateauHP24 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak14021783South-Central Alaska0 
 Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP66 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10671448Brooks RangeHP9 
 Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7811366Great Basin Ranges146 
 Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4771007Central and Southern California RangesHP159 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle160992Great Plains25 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP7 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill91869Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak247850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak484484Central and Southern California Ranges8 
 Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP32 
 Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North67247Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill34245Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden48233Midwest-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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