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U.S. State High Points

Showing Ardel Frick's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 50, or 98%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range291 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada36042009-06-29
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains20062009-05-23
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range27532001-07-17
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies3782014-07-28
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii7682013-02-07
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains8622011-08-12
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains10712012-08-29
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges9082009-07-01
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies3592012-07-25
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains7812010-08-29
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau14812008-09-09
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range20731975-06-07
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges12212012-08-26
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains10672008-09-18
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains17772008-10-17
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains18252008-10-17
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians53782009-07-27
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains11502010-05-29
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains8062011-07-11
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield24442009-07-26
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians21382009-07-28
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7482008-09-16
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus10422010-05-27
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains11962008-10-16
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians22072009-07-27
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7332010-05-29
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains8262008-09-17
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains9772008-10-17
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains6102011-07-11
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians19312009-07-30
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus9462010-05-27
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus10582010-05-27
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands8032010-10-03
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges8852010-10-06
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians10742009-07-30
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area5652011-07-10
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area5412009-06-05
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area6512009-06-06
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges11632009-08-01
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands7922010-10-03
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains6532011-07-12
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area8642011-07-14
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area8322011-07-15
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area5292009-06-06
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians10212009-07-29
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus7072010-10-08
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands6722010-10-04
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians9252012-10-13
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast7692010-10-05

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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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