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United States State High Points (plus DC)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range293
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3654
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2030
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2767
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies382
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii776
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains872
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1083
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges913
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies362
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains794
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1512
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2094
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1241
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1081
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1804
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1858
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians5439
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1164
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains814
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2478
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2157
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains757
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1054
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1214
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2257
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus747
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains835
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains999
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains617
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1949
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus957
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1073
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands809
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges898
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell - South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians1089
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area571
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area547
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area657
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1177
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands800
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains658
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area877
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area845
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area530
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1037
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus712
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands675
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians934
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains540
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast779

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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's Mount Rainier and Oregon's Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwest; and Montana's Granite Peak and Wyoming's Gannett Peak in the Rockies. Another five or so (Rhode island, Illinois, Kentucky, and others) are on private land and require landowner permission.

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 the high point of the District of Columbia, which in many matters is a state equivalent.

Links

     Highpointers Club -- U.S. State High Points

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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