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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
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges653 
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range208 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1022 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands584 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2555 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1385 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians7922018-08-28 B
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7012019-08-28
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast557 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains898 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii565 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains526 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area392 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area608 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains473 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains566 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus523 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands490 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians16162012-06-23
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus717 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14252018-08-29
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area402 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area428 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus530 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands587 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies267 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains571 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges666 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians39532010-09-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges888 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains762 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield18192012-10-07
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1277 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains425 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area648 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains518 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1447 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus793 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7492018-08-28 A
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains701 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains766 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1304 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges837 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains597 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians15472011-03-27
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains840 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2016 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus775 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area485 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies266 

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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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