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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing David Rychly's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (28 out of 51, or 54.9%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range220 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada26762014-06-24
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains14322012-08-22
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range20662018-07-16
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies2712010-08-25
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii585 
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains608 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains7942014-01-09
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges6872014-06-25
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies2702016-08-06
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5472016-08-08
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1073 
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range14742013-07-02
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges8952014-01-07
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains788 
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains13341989
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains13641991
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians41512017-07-20
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains879 
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains5952014-01-06
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield1901 
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians1689 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains5412014-01-07
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus806 
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains9381999
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians16352017-07-21
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus5522019-07-26 b
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains5942014-01-06
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains7421999
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains438 
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians1468 
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus7512019-08-03 a
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus8272019-08-03 b
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands616 
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges6852010-11-06
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Northern U.S. Appalachians817 
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area443 
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area417 
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area505 
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges921 
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands613 
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains495 
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area6792019-07-27 b
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area6422019-07-27 a
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area408 
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians780 
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus5532014-12-07
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands5102014-12-07
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians728 
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains425 
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast5821996

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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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