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USA 48-States Island High Points above 500 feet

Excluding Lake Islands

RankIslandPeak Elev-Ft StateIsol-MiArea-SqMiAscent Date
1.Santa Cruz IslandDevils Peak2450California31.196 
2.Orcas IslandMount Constitution2407Washington21.459 
3.Santa Catalina IslandMount Orizaba2125California49.475 
4.San Clemente IslandThirst Benchmark1965California33.858 
5.Lummi IslandLummi Peak1665Washington7.2  
6.Santa Rosa IslandSoledad Peak1589California20.081 
7.Mount Desert IslandCadillac Mountain1528Maine87.0108 
8.Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point1525Washington7.7  
9.Fidalgo IslandMount Erie1273Washington8.4  
10.San Juan IslandMount Dallas1080Washington12.257 
11.Blakely IslandBlakely Peak1042Washington3.5  
12.West Anacapa IslandSummit Peak 2930California8.4  
13.San Nicolas IslandSan Nicolas Island High Point907California51.8  
14.San Miguel IslandSan Miguel Hill831California15.415 
15.Angel IslandMount Caroline Livermore781California4.4  
16.Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point688Washington5.2  
17.Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point646Washington3.6  
18.Stuart IslandTiptop Hill640Washington6.156 
19.Santa Barbara IslandSignal Hill634California25.61 
20.Waldron IslandDisney Mountain612Washington3.2  
21.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point580Washington13.3  
22.Isle au HautMount Champlain540Maine20.2  
23.Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill540Washington2.2  
24.Lopez IslandLopez Hill535Washington3.5  
25.Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point520Washington5.8172 

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List Description

Outside of Alaska and Hawaii, the United States is not very well-endowed with islands, especially not any islands with notably high peaks. The best the 48 states can muster is Devils Peak on California's Santa Cruz Island at a relatively paltry 2450 feet. The Atlantic Ocean islands of the US are crowned by Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at only 1528 feet.

Indeed, all of the islands on this list are in California, Washington, and Maine. There are other US islands, of course, but none have peaks higher than 500 feet above ocean level.

This list does not include lake islands or those in U.S. dependencies such as Puerto Rico or Guam.

 


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