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U.S. State High Points

Showing Joel Wilner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 50, or 96%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range223 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada28442017-08-29
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains15352018-07-21
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range21822014-08-20
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2942020-07-06
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii608 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains6682018-07-18
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains8412015-03-25
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges7422017-08-31
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2832019-07-23
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5892018-07-28 a
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau11452017-09-02
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range15852019-05-26
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges9322015-03-22
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8492018-07-23
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains14092016-08-29
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains14352016-09-02
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians43262013-07-31
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9312016-08-28
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6352018-07-22 b
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield20142014-08-11
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians17602013-08-30
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5732015-03-26
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus8482014-07-29
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains9862016-09-03
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians17182013-07-03
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus5882016-08-27
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6322015-03-27
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains7942016-08-31
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains4712018-07-24
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians15542013-07-24
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus7832014-07-28
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus8632014-07-27
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6362014-12-27
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges7122014-12-31
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8642013-07-23
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area4592015-09-01
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area4362015-09-02
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area5222015-09-03
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9512014-07-02
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6322019-03-29
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5272019-03-27
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7182015-09-07
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6782015-09-07
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area4312015-09-05
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8132013-07-01
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus5702015-01-01
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5292014-12-28
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7532014-07-31
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast6022014-12-30

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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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