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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Robert Kleffner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 59, or 1.69%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
38.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP819 
43.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP68 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5353255Great Plains25 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak45057825Southwest Basins and RangesHP261 
58.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
41.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11227802Southern Rocky Mountains2 
45.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP248 
34.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17606400Colorado Plateau0 
39.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13297289Colorado Plateau9 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4386238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
36.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30298929Cascade RangeHP301 
57.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill120810Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak620811,048Great Basin RangesHP607 
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,17920,310Alaska RangeHP220 
58.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61768276Brooks RangeHP2 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather13,02815,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
15.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland526610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP74 
32.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18537533Colorado Plateau2 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton656013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP364 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak757313,063Great Basin RangesHP551 
46.Great Sand Dunes National ParkStar Dune7508598Southern Rocky Mountains26 
20.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45236643Blue Ridge MountainsHP1365 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30498749Southwest Basins and RangesHP897 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP509 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa711913,679HawaiiHP168 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6801420Ozark HighlandsHP80 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden163763Midwest-Great Lakes Area13 
44.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP33 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25794482Great Basin Ranges153 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs74007700Aleutian RangesHP9 
18.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak47005900South-Central Alaska0 
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP225 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq36004800Brooks RangeHP9 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano919710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP8532019-07-04
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North240820Appalachian Plateaus0 
35.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16518571Colorado PlateauHP151 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP2068 
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard48198979Cascade Range91 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP369 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5346234Colorado PlateauHP24 
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15843304Central and Southern California RangesHP162 
42.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8302790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP709 
19.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP88 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08814,498Sierra NevadaHP2679 
31.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21884050Blue Ridge MountainsHP347 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3202860Great Plains44 
40.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP36 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2801410Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP26 
56.White Sands National ParkWhite Sands National Park High Point1264116Southwest Basins and RangesHP2 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4135013Great PlainsHP109 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,69016,390South-Central Alaska7 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak340910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness264712,590Sierra Nevada298 
33.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17897709Colorado Plateau2 

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List Description

Note that there are three National Parks where a most prominent peak is impossible to determine:

  • Everglades: A giant swamp.
  • Congaree: A small swamp.
  • Gateway Arch: A small urbanized tract of land.

The extent to which there are local maxima on the ground surface of these areas is very low, and in the swampy areas there may be quite a bit of change. So it seems best to leave there three parks off the list.

The low and swampy Key Biscayne and Dry Tortutagas National Parks are on islands, so the island high point is also the prominence point.


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