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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
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3380Appalachian Plateaus723 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains772 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains522 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus527 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains539 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges672 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains903 
50.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast561 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area652 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area394 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges658 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1314 
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range212 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands493 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area431 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7082019-08-28
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges845 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains477 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges892 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area612 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1035 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians7582018-08-28 A
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians16362012-06-23
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains602 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands590 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii571 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area404 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus800 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1397 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians7952018-08-28 B
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians14352018-08-29
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1453 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians15642011-03-27
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield18412012-10-07
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1286 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2023 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains848 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains569 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians40172010-09-05
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2583 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains574 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains708 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus780 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands593 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area490 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains770 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains430 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian 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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