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U.S. State High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 50, or 86%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range1984-06-08
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1963-09-24
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1973-07-28
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2001-03-18
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin RangesUnknown
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1972-07-30
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1970-07-16
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2004
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains2004
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2011-06-07
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2003
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2004
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2003
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2004
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2003
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2004
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2004
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2002
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2006
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2005
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2002
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2001
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2002
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2001
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2006
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2011-06-16
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-06-02
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2006

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List Description

The fifty state high points of the United States are an increasingly popular peakbagging pursuit. There is a club (the Highpointers) and several guidebooks to completing this diverse list of peaks.

Of the fifty high points, five require real mountaineering skills: Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska; Washington state's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Northern Rockies. Another five or so (Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission or visiting on specially scheduled open access dates.

Most of the remaining state summits are easy hikes or drive-ups. Hiking the cool forests of the Appalachians, exploring the windy, lonely high plains, and backpacking above treeline in the western mountains are all part of the great fun of this scavenger hunt.

This list includes does not include the high point of the District of Columbia. This is the version the Highpointers Club recognizes.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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