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United States State High Points (plus DC)

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RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range232 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada30781995-09-10
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1667 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2300 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies313 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii6422017-07-02
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains724 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains887 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges8012012-07-20
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies307 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains6382017-08-19
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau12632007-08-04
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1716 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1025 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains907 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains15432012-09-02
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains15842012-09-03
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4627 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains9962017-05-26 g
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains6752008-08-23
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2158 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1881 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains621 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus8942007-03-27
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1051 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1856 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus638 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains6822008-08-24
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains853 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains509 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1657 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus8252007-03-27
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus9192007-03-27
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands697 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges7732017-02-05 c
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians919 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area473 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area460 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area552 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges10062016-07-24 d
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands683 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains553 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area750 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area712 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area451 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians864 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus624 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands584 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians7902011-05-05
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains4652007-03-26
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast654 

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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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