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U.S. State High Points

Showing Fred Brown's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 50, or 96%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range249 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada31272014-07-02
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16852013-07-26
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range23402015-07-10
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3132018-07-22
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii647 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains7262014-08-01
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8992017-06-29 a
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges8122014-07-03
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3072015-07-29
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains6432014-07-30
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12932014-07-07
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range17532015-07-03
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges10492014-03-20
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains9242014-09-27
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15672016-09-13
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains16112016-09-13
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians46712016-09-09
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains10162015-03-11
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6832014-09-28
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21872016-09-08
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians19002016-09-10
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains6312014-04-22
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus9092016-09-12
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains10712015-03-07
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians18762016-09-09
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6462015-03-10
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6912015-09-02
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains8712015-03-09
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains5202014-09-27
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians16952016-09-07
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus8372015-03-12
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus9382015-03-11
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands7022015-09-06
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges7822014-12-25
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians9352016-09-07
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4812015-09-04
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4682015-09-04
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5602015-09-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges10312016-09-11
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6922015-09-06
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5662015-09-03
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7612015-03-12
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area7222015-03-12
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4592015-09-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8852016-09-10
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6302014-12-25
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5912014-12-26
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians8092016-09-11
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast6642014-12-25

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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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