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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range265 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3253 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains17922017-07-04
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2477 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies336 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii667 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains776 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains969 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges843 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies327 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains687 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1341 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1810 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges10902012-07-27
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains9672017-06-22
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains16202009-10-18
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains16692009-09-05
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4866 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains10412008-08-02
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains723 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2248 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1970 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains667 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus9412011-04-15
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1091 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1955 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus663 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains736 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains888 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains552 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1754 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus8622012-01-22
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus9612011-05-30
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands727 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges802 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians974 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area506 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area489 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area585 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1061 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands7172015-12-19
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5922017-06-19
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7842012-07-17
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area7532012-07-17
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area478 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians913 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus644 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands608 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians840 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast686 

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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 state's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Northern Rockies. Another five or so (Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission or visiting on specially scheduled open access dates.

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 does not include the high point of the District of Columbia. This is the version the Highpointers Club recognizes.

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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