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U.S. State High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range229
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2949
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1619
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2249
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies305
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii620
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains714
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains872
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges773
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies300
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains625
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1207
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1626
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges966
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains887
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1473
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1526
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4515
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains969
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains659
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2110
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1838
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains597
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus872
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1015
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1794
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus615
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains659
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains826
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains492
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1602
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus804
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus891
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands657
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges730
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians886
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area468
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area451
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area537
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges984
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands651
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains541
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area731
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area694
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area442
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians836
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus586
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands542
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians770
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast615

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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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