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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range2012-06-29
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada1997-07-18
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1981-06-19
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2004-07-21
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies1999-08-01
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii1999-10-09
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1996-08-13
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1981-10-16
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2003-08-30
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2001-08-15
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1996-08-17
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2003-06-22
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1982-09-12
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1992-08-09
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1998-07-22
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1982-05-05
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-06-15
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great PlainsUnknown
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian ShieldUnknown
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great PlainsUnknown
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian PlateausUnknown
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian PlateausUnknown
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great PlainsUnknown
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge MountainsUnknown
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great PlainsUnknown
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian PlateausUnknown
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian PlateausUnknown
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark HighlandsUnknown
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian RidgesUnknown
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian RidgesUnknown
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark HighlandsUnknown
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great PlainsUnknown
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes AreaUnknown
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian PlateausUnknown
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark HighlandsUnknown
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2014-04-21
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown

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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'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)

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


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