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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Mick Dunn's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 51, or 96.08%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada2010-09-02
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1994-07-25
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2004-07-22
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2005-07-25
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2000-07-27
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2004-07-17
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1994-07-29
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2010-08-30
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2006-07-20
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2006-07-16
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2008-09-07
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2008-05-05
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1990-11-10
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains1982-06-01
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-16
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-14
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1990-07-04
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-17
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2001-08-02
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1989-08-26
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1985-07-07
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-07-27
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1982-12-31
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-15
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1990-07-16
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1992-10-14
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1994-07-26
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1992-10-15
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1988-09-24
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1983-01-01
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus2001-07-25
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands2010-10-01
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2010-10-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1989-09-14
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-07-20
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-07-22
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2007-07-28
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1986-12-03
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands2010-09-30
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains2003-08-03
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-07-30
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-07-30
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area2003-08-02
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-05-07
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2010-10-10
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands2010-10-02
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1983-05-06
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains2007-11-18
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast2010-10-04

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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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