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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 Range2272006-06-14
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada2933 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains1608 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2240 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies302 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii616 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains711 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains867 
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges769 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies297 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains618 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1190 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range1613 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges956 
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains885 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains1460 
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains1496 
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians4492 
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains963 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains654 
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield2095 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1828 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains594 
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus865 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains1007 
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians1777 
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus610 
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains654 
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains817 
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains490 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1594 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus799 
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus888 
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands652 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges721 
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians878 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area467 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area449 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area536 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges979 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands646 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains540 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area729 
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area691 
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area440 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians831 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus580 
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands538 
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians766 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains449 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast610 

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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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