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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 58, or 36.21%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30198929Cascade RangeHP2721990-09-17
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP19001991-06-23
3.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP7751991-07-06
4.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3391991-07-27
5.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton654513,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP3341995-08-03
6.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47998979Cascade Range891996-07-14
7.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08314,498Sierra NevadaHP24552001-09-07
8.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP7562006-10-25
9.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30398749Southwest Basins and RangesHP8202007-02-06
10.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16318571Colorado PlateauHP1352008-05-04
11.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP2302008-05-09
12.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP822008-11-19
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak618811,048Great Basin RangesHP5492009-11-04
14.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4632010-11-11
15.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa709913,679HawaiiHP1592010-11-25
16.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756813,063Great Basin RangesHP5152013-06-17
17.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15643304Central and Southern California RangesHP1532013-10-20
18.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44957825Southwest Basins and RangesHP2352014-11-14
19.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45136643Blue Ridge MountainsHP12702016-05-10
20.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP6502016-07-28
21.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland524610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP632017-08-18
 Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,16220,310Alaska RangeHP201 
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,64016,390South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,99515,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP202 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness265012,590Sierra Nevada257 
 Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen226612,006Southern Rocky Mountains7 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak339910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano914710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61268276Brooks RangeHP2 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11027802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple17497709Colorado Plateau2 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs73007650Aleutian RangesHP9 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18337533Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13097289Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17406400Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4186238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5246234Colorado PlateauHP23 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak46005850South-Central Alaska0 
 Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP60 
 Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4035013Great PlainsHP100 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq35004750Brooks RangeHP9 
 Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25624482Great Basin Ranges141 
 Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21684050Blue Ridge MountainsHP323 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5253255Great Plains22 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP6 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3002850Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8102790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon13331808Central and Southern California RangesHP130 
 Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6601410Ozark HighlandsHP75 
 Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2701405Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
 Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP29 
 Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North220810Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill110805Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden158763Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
 Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
 Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP12 

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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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