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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Grant Myers's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 51, or 52.94%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus2007-04-07
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges2003-11-25
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains2008-05-20
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains2008-05-21
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains2008-05-19
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains2003-11-24
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains2008-05-21 b
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2001-09-14
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range1988-07-17
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1997-06-15
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau2000-11-22
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges2005-09-10
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains2018-08-01
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2009-08-09
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2006-08-05
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii2005-01-14
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains2004-09-11
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-08
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2001-09-10 a
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-10-12
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2003-10-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast CoastUnknown
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2001-06-19
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2002-07-11
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1998-01-01
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges2006-04-04
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains1999-07-13

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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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