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U.S. State High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range212
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2585
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1399
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2024
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies270
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii571
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains602
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains771
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges672
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies268
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains539
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1038
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1453
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges848
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains774
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1288
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1318
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4030
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains849
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains575
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1847
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1642
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains526
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus782
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains906
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1573
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus529
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains571
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains710
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains431
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1437
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus724
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus801
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands592
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges659
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians798
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area432
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area405
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area491
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges893
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands595
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains478
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area653
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area615
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area395
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians760
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus532
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands494
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians710
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast562

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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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