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USA State Border High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft State Prom-Ft Ascents
1.AlaskaMount Saint Elias18,008Alaska/Yukon Territory11,1845
2.CaliforniaMontgomery-Boundary Col12,880California/Nevada031
2.NevadaMontgomery-Boundary Col12,880California/Nevada031
4.ColoradoState Line Peak-South Slope12,840Colorado/New Mexico01
4.New MexicoState Line Peak-South Slope12,840Colorado/New Mexico01
6.MontanaState Line Peak-West Area11,360Montana/Wyoming00
6.WyomingState Line Peak-West Area11,360Montana/Wyoming00
8.IdahoEighteenmile Peak11,125Idaho/Montana16359
9.UtahElizabeth Mountain-NE Ridge-S Slope9780Utah/Wyoming00
10.ArizonaArizona Border High Point9320Arizona/New Mexico01
11.OregonOrevada View-North Ridge8280Nevada/Oregon00
12.WashingtonArmstrong Mountain-South Slope8107Washington/British Columbia09
13.TexasPeak 7265-Northeast Ridge7360New Mexico/Texas00
14.North CarolinaClingmans Dome6643North Carolina/Tennessee45031414
14.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643North Carolina/Tennessee45031414
16.South DakotaWeston County High Point6620South Dakota/Wyoming045
17.NebraskaPanorama Point-South Ridge5410Colorado/Nebraska03
18.OklahomaBlack Mesa-West Ridge4960New Mexico/Oklahoma04
19.GeorgiaLittle Bald Knob-South Slope4560Georgia/North Carolina00
20.VirginiaLittle Ridge4546Virginia/West Virginia39620
20.West VirginiaLittle Ridge4546Virginia/West Virginia39620
22.KentuckyThe Doubles4080Kentucky/Virginia20014
23.KansasMount Sunflower-West Ridge Point4030Colorado/Kansas07
 Kansas or Kansas Second Highest Peak4030Colorado/Kansas 2
24.MaineBorder Monuments 445-446 Peak3855Maine/Québec495106
25.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554North Carolina/South Carolina754783
26.New HampshireRump Mountain-West Slope3380Maine/New Hampshire00
 New Hampshire or Salmon Mountain3327New Hampshire/Québec80727
27.MarylandBackbone Mountain-Southwest Ridge3340Maryland/West Virginia041
28.North DakotaNorth Dakota Border High Point3240Montana/North Dakota00
29.PennsylvaniaZehner-Maust Col2880Maryland/Pennsylvania00
 Pennsylvania or Savage Mountain Border Point2880Maryland/Pennsylvania06
30.MassachusettsBerlin Mountain-East Slope2760Massachusetts/New York010
30.New YorkBerlin Mountain-East Slope2760Massachusetts/New York010
32.ArkansasArkansas Border High Point2600Arkansas/Oklahoma06
33.VermontHoosac Range Border Point2580Massachusetts/Vermont01
34.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2380Connecticut/Massachusetts0851
35.MinnesotaMinnesota State Border High Point1980Minnesota/South Dakota01
36.AlabamaFox Mountain-Northeast Slope1903Alabama/Georgia00
37.MichiganMichigan-Wisconsin Border High Point1860Michigan/Wisconsin00
37.WisconsinMichigan-Wisconsin Border High Point1860Michigan/Wisconsin00
39.MissouriBarry County High Point-South Slope1670Arkansas/Missouri02
40.IowaBigelow South1660Iowa/Minnesota05
41.New JerseyHigh Point-North Ridge1520New Jersey/New York04
42.OhioOhio Border High Point1260Ohio/Pennsylvania00
43.IndianaIndiana Border High Point1180Indiana/Ohio01
44.IllinoisCharles Mound-North Ridge Point1170Illinois/Wisconsin00
45.Rhode IslandWhites Hill West770Connecticut/Rhode Island00
46.MississippiMississippi Border High Point700Alabama/Mississippi00
47.DelawareEbright Azimuth-North Slope440Delaware/Pennsylvania05
48.LouisianaLouisiana Border High Point380Louisiana/Texas00
49.District of ColumbiaChevy Chase Circle Northeast360District of Columbia/Maryland011
50.FloridaFlorida Border High Point330Alabama/Florida01

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List Description

This list shows, for each state, the highest single point along its entire land boundaries with all states. This list is not showing the highest point for each individual state-to-state boundary section, for example the HPs of the CA-OR boundary, the CA-NV boundary, the CA-AZ boundary, etc. It will only have the highest point on the entire CA boundary (which happens to be with NV).

Also note that the list includes the District of Columbia for completeness, but not Hawaii, which has no land borders. So the list only has 50 entries.

Four states have their highest boundary point on the border with Canada, but none with Mexico. And there are seven pairs of states that share a border high point--this is not surprising if a boundary passes over or near a high summit, and make the total number of actual peaks on the list only 43. Many of these point are near state high points and make for a semi-interesting "bonus peak".

Eighteenmile peak on the Idaho border is likely the most interesting and significant summit on this list that is not a state high point or major Alaskan expedition (St. Elias). Most of the others are zero-prominence "liners".

 


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