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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Brian McCarty's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 58, or 8.62%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61406190Alaska RangeHP216 
2.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35334996South-Central Alaska7 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
4.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30724419Sierra NevadaHP26302015-09-16
5.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP20512016-07-23
6.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP701 
7.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP214 
8.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19904197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP360 
9.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21584169HawaiiHP163 
10.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23053982Great Basin RangesHP5422016-10-12
11.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8023837Sierra Nevada291 
12.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen6853659Southern Rocky Mountains8 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18803367Great Basin RangesHP590 
14.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10333343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
15.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland15933190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP73 
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP8312015-08-30
17.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano27733108Aleutian RangesHP3 
18.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP493 
19.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP244 
20.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14572737Cascade Range90 
21.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9172722Cascade RangeHP297 
22.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9232667Southwest Basins and RangesHP8692018-05-29 e
23.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP87 
24.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout4912612Colorado PlateauHP147 
25.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18522523Brooks RangeHP2 
26.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP366 
27.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13672385Southwest Basins and RangesHP247 
28.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3302378Southern Rocky Mountains1 
29.Zion National ParkThe East Temple5212350Colorado Plateau2 
30.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs21952316Aleutian RangesHP9 
31.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5532296Colorado Plateau2 
32.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark3932222Colorado Plateau9 
33.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13732025Blue Ridge MountainsHP1342 
34.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5241951Colorado Plateau0 
35.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1211901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
36.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1571900Colorado PlateauHP24 
37.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak13721768South-Central Alaska0 
38.Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP66 
39.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1201528Great PlainsHP108 
40.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10361433Brooks RangeHP9 
41.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7761366Great Basin Ranges146 
42.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6551234Blue Ridge MountainsHP342 
43.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4711007Central and Southern California RangesHP159 
44.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle157992Great Plains25 
45.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP7 
46.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill85866Great Plains44 
47.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak241850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
48.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak484484Central and Southern California Ranges8 
49.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP807 
50.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain195427Ozark HighlandsHP77 
50.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower79427Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP25 
52.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP32 
53.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North61244Appalachian Plateaus0 
54.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill30244Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
56.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden47233Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 
57.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
57.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-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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