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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Bill Jacobs's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 51, or 86.27%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians1984-07-15
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada1988-07-15
3.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast1992-04-11
4.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges1992-05-22
5.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-29
5.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-29
5.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus1992-05-29
8.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
8.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
8.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1992-05-30
11.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands1992-11-16
11.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus1992-11-16
13.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands1992-11-17
14.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands1993-11-03
15.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains1993-11-04
16.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains1994-05-04
17.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1994-05-05
18.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1994-07-24
19.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians1994-07-25
20.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-04-15
21.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1995-05-20
22.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-06-07
23.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1995-06-08
24.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-09-14
25.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1995-10-13
26.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-04-30
26.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area1996-04-30
28.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1996-06-30
28.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus1996-06-30
30.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1996-10-03
31.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains1999-06-16
31.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area1999-06-16
33.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-09-13
34.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2000-08-20
35.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2002-08-13
36.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2005-10-24
37.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains2006-08-24
38.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-24
39.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2011-10-13
40.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains2012-05-19
41.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains2012-05-20
42.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-22
43.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-23
44.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area2014-05-28
 AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
 WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range 
 WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains 
 OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range 
 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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