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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range226 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2932 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1605 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2238 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies301 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii614 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains711 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains865 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges769 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies297 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains618 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1189 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1613 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges955 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains884 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1452 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1486 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4493 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains960 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains653 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2094 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1826 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains592 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus861 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1005 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1773 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus609 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains652 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains813 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains489 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1593 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus797 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus885 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands651 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges720 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians877 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area466 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area448 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area535 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges978 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands645 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains539 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area728 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area690 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area439 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians830 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus579 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands537 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians765 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast609 

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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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