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U.S. State High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range232
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3081
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1667
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2301
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies313
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii644
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains724
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains888
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges801
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies307
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains638
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1266
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1716
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1026
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains907
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1543
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1584
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4627
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains996
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains675
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2158
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1881
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains621
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus894
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1051
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1856
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus638
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains682
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains853
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains509
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1658
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus825
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus919
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands697
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges773
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians919
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area473
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area460
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area552
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1007
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands684
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains554
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area750
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area714
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area451
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians864
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus624
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands584
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians790
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast655

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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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