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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Todd Nappi's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 51, or 68.63%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range232 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada30142016-10-12
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains16482010-09-07
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2275 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies311 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii635 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains721 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains883 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges794 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies306 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains635 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12462016-10-19
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1648 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1003 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains8982010-08-30
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15152010-09-16
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains15652008-05-04
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians45882007-09-09
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9822008-05-03
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6662010-08-31
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield21402007-09-12
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians18662007-09-10
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains6122010-09-12
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus8872008-04-26
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains10352008-05-04
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians18332007-09-11
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus6252008-05-04
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6722010-09-12
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains8412008-05-06
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains500 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians16322007-09-08
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus8192008-04-26
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus9082008-04-26
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands6892013-09-25
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges7572008-05-05
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians8992007-09-08
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area471 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area455 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area543 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges9952007-09-13
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands6752010-09-14
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains5452010-08-29
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area7392010-08-28
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area7032010-08-28
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area447 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians8492007-09-08
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus6122008-05-05
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5712013-09-26
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7812008-01-19
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains4602008-01-19
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast6392008-05-05

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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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