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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 Nevada2929 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16022005-08-06
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2237 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies300 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii614 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains709 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains864 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges769 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies296 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains617 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau11862005-07-17
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1613 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges953 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains882 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains14432012-07-14
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains14811974
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4488 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9581980-06-13
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains653 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2089 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1824 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains590 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus860Unknown
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains10012000-06-05
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians17682001-06-20
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6051992-06-13
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6511998-07-07
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains8082000-05-29
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains486 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1590 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus7962015-08-14
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus884 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands651 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges720 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians876 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area465 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area448 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area535 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges978 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands643 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains539 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area728 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area688 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area439 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians829 
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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