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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range220 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2682 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1437 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2069 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies272 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii587 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains610 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains795 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges697 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies271 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains548 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1075 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1478 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges898 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains792 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1336 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1366 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4160 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains879 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains596 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1907 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1691 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains542 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus809 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains940 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1639 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus552 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains597 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains742 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains439 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1473 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus754 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus831 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands616 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges686 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians819 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area443 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area418 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area505 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges922 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands613 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains496 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area679 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area643 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area408 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians782 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus554 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands510 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians728 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast583 

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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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