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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Ken Bartlett's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (51 out of 51, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-05-30
2.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-08-17
3.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-08-18
3.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-08-18
5.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2004-08-19
5.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2004-08-19
5.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2004-08-19
8.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-08-23
9.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2004-10-01
10.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2005-01-09
11.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2005-05-18
11.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-05-18
13.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2005-05-19
14.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-05-20
14.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-05-20
16.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2005-06-23
17.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2005-06-24
18.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2005-06-25
19.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2005-06-28
20.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2005-07-01
21.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2005-07-02
22.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2005-08-25
23.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2006-07-13
24.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2006-07-29
25.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2006-08-10
25.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2006-08-10
27.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-11
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2006-08-11
29.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-12
29.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-12
31.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-13
31.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2006-08-13
33.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2007-08-24
34.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2007-08-26
35.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-24
36.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-25
36.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-10-25
38.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2008-02-19
39.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2008-06-30
40.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2008-07-05
41.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2008-08-14
42.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2009-02-21
43.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2009-03-20
44.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2009-03-21
45.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-05-30
46.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2009-07-04
47.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2010-08-10
48.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-08-19
49.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2011-07-29
50.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-09-12
51.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2013-04-25

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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: Denali in Alaska; Washington's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Rockies. Another five or so (Rhode island, Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission.

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 the high point of the District of Columbia, which in many matters is a state equivalent.

Links

     Highpointers Club -- U.S. State High Points

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)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

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

 


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