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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-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain1024Appalachian Plateaus722 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak2204Great Plains772 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa1516Great Plains522 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain1262Appalachian Plateaus527 
11.IdahoBorah Peak3859Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains539 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak4005Great Basin Ranges671 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1458Blue Ridge Mountains903 
50.FloridaBritton Hill105Piedmont-Southeast Coast561 
43.OhioCampbell Hill472Midwest-Great Lakes Area652 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound376Midwest-Great Lakes Area394 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain733Appalachian Ridges658 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome2025Blue Ridge Mountains1314 
1.AlaskaDenali6190Alaska Range212 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain163Ozark Highlands493 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain701Midwest-Great Lakes Area431 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth137Northern U.S. Appalachians7082019-08-28
5.WyomingGannett Peak4207Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
10.MontanaGranite Peak3901Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak2667Southwest Basins and Ranges844 
42.IowaHawkeye Point509Great Plains477 
40.New JerseyHigh Point550Appalachian Ridges892 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill383Midwest-Great Lakes Area612 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak3851Colorado Plateau1035 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill247Northern U.S. Appalachians7582018-08-28 A
22.MaineKatahdin1606Northern U.S. Appalachians16352012-06-23
7.UtahKings Peak4123Western Rocky Mountains602 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain839Ozark Highlands590 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea4205Hawaii571 
38.MichiganMount Arvon603Midwest-Great Lakes Area404 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis979Appalachian Plateaus799 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert4399Southern Rocky Mountains1396 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope725Northern U.S. Appalachians7952018-08-28 B
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock1063Northern U.S. Appalachians14352018-08-29
13.OregonMount Hood3426Cascade Range1453 
26.VermontMount Mansfield1339Northern U.S. Appalachians15622011-03-27
21.New YorkMount Marcy1629Canadian Shield18402012-10-07
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell2037Blue Ridge Mountains1286 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier4392Cascade Range2023 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers1746Blue Ridge Mountains848 
28.KansasMount Sunflower1231Great Plains569 
18.New HampshireMount Washington1917Northern U.S. Appalachians40142010-09-05
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney4419Sierra Nevada2580 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point1654Great Plains574 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1083Blue Ridge Mountains708 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob1482Appalachian Plateaus779 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain540Ozark Highlands593 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill595Midwest-Great Lakes Area490 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak4011Southern Rocky Mountains770 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte1069Great Plains430 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain246Appalachian Plateaus530 

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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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