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U.S. State High Points

Showing Iwan Auderset'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 Range221 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada27522012-06-16
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains14692012-08-11
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2089 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2762012-07-25
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii6012013-04-19
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains6212012-07-31
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8102012-05-24
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges7102012-06-18
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2752012-07-19
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5612012-07-15
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau10982012-06-12
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range15312012-07-06
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges9172012-05-20
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8032012-08-16
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains13682012-05-10
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains13972012-05-10
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians42132012-09-14
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9032012-05-09
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6072012-08-14
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield19302012-09-13
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians17092012-09-16
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5572012-05-23
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus8282012-05-08
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains9632012-05-12
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians16582012-09-14
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus5712012-05-09
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6072012-05-23
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains7612012-05-11
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4472012-08-17
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14972012-05-06
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus7702012-05-08
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus8462012-05-07
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6242012-05-16
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges6992012-05-12
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8362012-05-06
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4452012-08-21
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4222012-08-21
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5082012-08-22
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9272012-05-06
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6222012-05-15
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5092012-08-18
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area6932012-09-11
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6562012-09-10
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4122012-09-01
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7972012-05-05
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus5632012-05-13
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5202012-05-17
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7382012-05-07
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast5922012-05-13

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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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