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U.S. State High Points

Showing François Desaulniers's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 50, or 16%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range208 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2548 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1380 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2012 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies266 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii565 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains594 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains762 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges663 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies265 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains524 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1019 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1445 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges836 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains764 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1273 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1302 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians39432010-09-05
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains839 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains571 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield18162012-10-07
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians16092012-06-23
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains518 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus774 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains898 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians15452011-03-27
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus522 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains565 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains701 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains425 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14222018-08-29
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3370Appalachian Plateaus715 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus791 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands584 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges653 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians7902018-08-28 B
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area428 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area401 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area485 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges887 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands587 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains472 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area647 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area607 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area391 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7482018-08-28 A
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus529 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands490 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians6992019-08-28
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast557 

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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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