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The USA Second Lap List

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,96315
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621380
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55101288
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7067151
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6161269
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5377125
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5533155
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82411064
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5709104
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range88121739
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6320209
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6388203
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4485327
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains132041
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3485385
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains3400140
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33203135
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains58219
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges199762
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168597
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33151061
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains2825190
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32801311
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains175568
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus16007
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains106925
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands192169
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663298
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands188015
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains103126
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2188Appalachian Ridges144938
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains146059
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges121741
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area67531
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934121
37.MichiganBriar Hill1704Midwest-Great Lakes Area39540
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains26025
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area33028
40.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area59038
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians87531
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1447Northern U.S. Appalachians87731
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands67346
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands64038
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area62460
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area42036
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast38213
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast38316
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast12014
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians30052
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands23022
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians20054
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast24588

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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