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The USA Second Lap List

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft 
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,963
3.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range9762
4.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8812
5.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges8241
6.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7067
7.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6388
8.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6320
9.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6161
10.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5709
11.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5533
12.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains5510
13.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5377
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4485
15.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3485
16.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains3400
17.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians3320
18.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians3315
19.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus3280
20.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168
21.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains2825
22.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges1997
23.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands1921
24.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1880
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1755
26.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663
27.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus1600
28.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains1460
29.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges1440
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges1438
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges1420
30.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains1320
31.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges1217
32.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains1069
33.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1041
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area394
34.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1031
35.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934
36.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1450Northern U.S. Appalachians880
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1030Northern U.S. Appalachians830
37.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians875
38.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area675
39.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands673
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands640
40.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area624
41.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area590
42.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains582
43.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area420
44.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast382
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast383
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast120
45.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area325
46.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians300
47.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains260
48.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast245
49.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands230
50.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians200

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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