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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 Range300 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada37452015-09-13
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2089 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2842 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies388 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii833 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains887 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains1109 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges929 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies367 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains805 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1560 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2204 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges1310 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains1121 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains18722017-08-20
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains19352009
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians55782018-08-10 b
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains1211Unknown
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains837 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2537 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2214 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7832017-10-30
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus1085 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1271 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians2326Unknown
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7902017-10-25
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains864 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains1046 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains639 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians2002 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus985 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus1105 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands8522017-10-29 b
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges947 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell - South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians1129 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area587 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area565 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area680 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges1217Unknown
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands838 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains682 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area916 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area884 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area556 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians1081 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus756 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands714 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians9782021-11-21
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains572 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast824 

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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.


     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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