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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing test name's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 51, or 70.59%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
2.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2008
3.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2012-11-17
4.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-07-28
5.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2013-07-29
6.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-01
6.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-01
8.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-17
9.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2013-08-21
10.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2013-09-01
10.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2013-09-01
10.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus2013-09-01
13.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2013-09-28
13.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2013-09-28
15.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2013-09-29
16.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2013-09-30
17.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-01-06
18.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-06-14
19.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-07-07
20.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges2014-09-26
21.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus2014-11-22
21.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus2014-11-22
21.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2014-11-22
24.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2015-04-09
25.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2015-07-16
26.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2015-09-16
27.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2015-10-15
28.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2016-06-14
29.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains2016-07-16
30.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains2016-07-17
31.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2016-08-13
32.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2016-10-06
33.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2016-10-29
34.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2016-11-02
35.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains2016-11-30
36.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2018-05-21
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii 
 UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains 
 NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains 
 North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
 ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
 MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
 LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
 District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains 

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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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