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U.S. State High Points

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range2742007-06-12
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada33752003-07-12
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains18662008-09-23
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range25592004-06-15
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3462008-07-29
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii7272010-12-05
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains8092006-08-21
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains10232008-09-29
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges8742004-06-01
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3362008-07-14
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains7212006-07-09
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau14322005-08-20
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range19692003-06-14
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges11872008-10-05
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains10052012-06-03
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains17092012-05-18 b
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains17532012-05-16 e
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians50732010-10-11
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains11032012-05-20 b
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains7632012-05-08 c
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield23232012-05-27
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians20432010-10-06
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7152012-03-02
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus9872012-05-22 e
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains11572012-05-15 b
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians20462010-10-10 a
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7052012-05-19 d
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains7882012-05-09 g
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains9442012-05-17 e
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains5792012-05-07 a
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians18392010-10-14 b
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus9032012-05-23 a
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus10032012-05-23 c
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands7712012-05-11 d
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8542012-05-13 c
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians10322010-10-16 c
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area5372012-05-31
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area5162012-05-30 b
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area6212012-05-30 a
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges11142012-05-24 b
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands7662012-05-11 a
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains6182012-06-02 c
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area8242012-05-29 d
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area7972012-05-29 e
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4972012-06-02 a
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians9742010-10-16 d
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6832012-05-13 b
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6472012-05-12 c
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians8932012-05-24 a
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast7312012-05-14 d

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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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