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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Tracy Shaw's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 51, or 52.94%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2015-04-18
2.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains2015-08-09
3.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2015-08-23
3.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2015-08-23
5.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-09-09
6.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-09-12
7.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-06
7.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-06
9.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-07
9.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-07
11.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2015-11-09
12.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2015-11-11
13.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2016-01-01
14.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2016-01-02
14.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2016-01-02
16.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2016-02-27
16.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2016-02-27
18.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2016-02-28
19.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2016-02-29
20.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2016-04-23
20.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2016-04-23
22.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2016-06-12
23.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2016-06-13
24.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2016-06-15
25.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2016-06-16
26.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2016-06-17
27.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2016-06-18
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges 
 South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains 
 New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains 
 New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield 
 MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
 North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
 MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
 IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
 IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 

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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.


     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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