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U.S. State High Points

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range212 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2586 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1399 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2025 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii571 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains602 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains772 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges673 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains539 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1038 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1453 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges848 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains774Unknown
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains12882007-07-22
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains13192007-07-24
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4031 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains8502006-07-03
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains576 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1848 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1643 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5262015-03-18
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus7822016-07-09
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains906 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1576 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus529 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains5712015-03-11
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains710 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains431 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1437 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus724 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus8012009-09-18
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands592 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges659 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians798 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area433 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area405 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area491 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges893 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands595 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains478 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area653 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area615 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area395 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians760 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus532 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands494 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7102015-09-20
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast562 

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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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