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United States State High Points (plus DC)

Showing Tom Pomeroy's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (40 out of 51, or 78.43%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaDenali20,310Alaska Range302 
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,498Sierra Nevada3745 
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains2091 
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range2848 
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies388 
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii8342008-09-08
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains887 
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains11092013-06-23
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges929 
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies367 
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains806 
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau15612013-06-28
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range2211 
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges13102013-06-21
15.South DakotaBlack Elk Peak7231Great Plains11222011-10-15
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains18722003-07-01
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains19352006-08-05
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians55792009-07-12
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains12112007-06-02
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5429Great Plains8372011-10-16
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield25392013-07-24
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians2214 
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains7832013-06-30
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus10862007-11-11
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains12712007-07-29
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians23282009-07-13
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus7902007-05-27
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains8652011-10-16
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains10462007-01-06
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains6402011-10-15
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians20052009-07-14
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus9862007-11-11
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus11062007-11-11
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands8522009-02-14
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges9472008-10-25
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell - South Slope2382Northern U.S. Appalachians11302009-07-14
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area5912007-09-03
38.MichiganMount Arvon1979Midwest-Great Lakes Area5682007-09-04
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area6832007-09-05
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges12172006-09-09
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands8382009-06-07
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains6842007-09-06
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area9182007-08-25
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area8862009-01-17
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area5572009-06-06
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians10812006-08-15
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus7572009-02-15
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands7142009-02-14
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth450Northern U.S. Appalachians9782006-09-13
50.District of ColumbiaPoint Reno415Blue Ridge Mountains5732010-06-10
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast8242008-01-19

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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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