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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Andrew Kirmse's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 58, or 20.69%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
41.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill2802840Great Plains44 
39.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP7931994
19.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45036643Blue Ridge MountainsHP13181988
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,14620,310Alaska RangeHP212 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark3986238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak338910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
43.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP61 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44857825Southwest Basins and RangesHP247 
40.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark12897289Colorado Plateau9 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton653013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP357 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30298749Southwest Basins and RangesHP846 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4801998-02 a
32.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21484050Blue Ridge MountainsHP3322018-05-21 c
20.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak45005800South-Central Alaska0 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North200800Appalachian Plateaus0 
34.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17206400Colorado Plateau0 
15.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP8182010-06-14
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
57.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP14 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP696 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa707913,679HawaiiHP1632016-04-02
18.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP84 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq34004700Brooks RangeHP9 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska7 
16.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland522610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP73 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness263012,590Sierra Nevada2872016-08-16
44.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP31 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs72007600Aleutian RangesHP9 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden153763Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak60768276Brooks RangeHP2 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP361 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP20232015-08-08
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30098929Cascade RangeHP2961997-08-04
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47798979Cascade Range90 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,07814,498Sierra NevadaHP25842012-07-18
31.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen224612,006Southern Rocky Mountains8 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6401400Ozark HighlandsHP77 
38.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15443304Central and Southern California RangesHP1571998
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP212 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5153255Great Plains25 
36.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16118571Colorado PlateauHP146 
56.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill100800Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5146234Colorado PlateauHP24 
46.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP241 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge3935013Great PlainsHP107 
42.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark10827802Southern Rocky Mountains1 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano909710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
45.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak7902790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
37.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25464482Great Basin Ranges143 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak616811,048Great Basin RangesHP5702016-10-08 a
35.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17097709Colorado Plateau2 
57.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
33.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18137533Colorado Plateau2 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2601400Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP24 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756313,063Great Basin RangesHP540 

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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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