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The USA Second Lap List

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,996
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range9772
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains5530
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7077
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6181
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5387
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5553
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges8257
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5719
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8845
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6340
12.HawaiiHaleakala10,023Hawaii10,023
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6393
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4495
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7210Great Plains1350
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3505
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5580Blue Ridge Mountains3440
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5260Northern U.S. Appalachians3360
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains592
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges2017
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4250Northern U.S. Appalachians3178
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians3325
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains2835
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4190Appalachian Plateaus3295
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1775
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3430Appalachian Plateaus1620
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3208Blue Ridge Mountains1108
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands1931
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1668
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1890
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1033
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2190Appalachian Ridges1460
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges 
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2790Appalachian Ridges 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2150Blue Ridge Mountains1480
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges1217
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area677
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area936
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1043
 Michigan or Grove Hill1708Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1570Midwest-Great Lakes Area335
 Iowa or Pilot Knob1455Midwest-Great Lakes Area329
 Iowa or Mount Earl990Midwest-Great Lakes Area320
39.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1565Great Plains270
40.OhioRichland County High Point1515Midwest-Great Lakes Area597
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians885
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1455Northern U.S. Appalachians890
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1035Northern U.S. Appalachians840
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands683
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1450Ozark Highlands660
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area629
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1055Midwest-Great Lakes Area430
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast387
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout730Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill555Northern U.S. Appalachians310
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point475Ozark Highlands240
49.DelawareIron Hill345Northern U.S. Appalachians210
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain312Piedmont-Southeast Coast249

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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.

Peakbagger.com 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.

Links

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

 


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