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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 Range215 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2611 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1409 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2041 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies270 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii571 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains604 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains780 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges676 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains543 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1056 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1459 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges861 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains7812018-09-04 a
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1302 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1335 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4070 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains858 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains583 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1862 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1659 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains529 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus795 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains917 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1597 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus536 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains579 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains718 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains434 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1450 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus737 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus813 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands600 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges666 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians809 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area435 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area408 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area496 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges903 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands603 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains485 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area658 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area620 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area397 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians768 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus537 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands498 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians716 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains417 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast565 

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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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