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U.S. National Forest High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Public Land in New Reorganized Forest Units

Showing all of Jim Doyle's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 12 out of 110, or 10.91%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.Inyo National ForestMount Whitney441930721 2011-09-06 
2.Pike and San Isabel National ForestMount Elbert439927651 2002-06-29 
3.Rio Grande National ForestBlanca Peak43721623  
4.Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National ForestUncompahgre Peak43611304  
5.Arapaho and Roosevelt National ForestGrays Peak4349838  
5.White River National ForestGrays Peak4349838  
7.San Juan National ForestMount Wilson43421227  
8.Shasta-Trinity National ForestMount Shasta43172975  
9.Sierra National ForestMount Humphreys4263781  
10.Bridger-Teton National ForestGannett Peak42072157  
10.Shoshone National ForestGannett Peak42072157  
12.Ashley National ForestKings Peak41231935  
13.Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National ForestGilbert Peak4097474  
14.Chugach National ForestMount Marcus Baker40163269  
15.Bighorn National ForestCloud Peak40132154  
16.Carson National ForestWheeler Peak40111039  
17.Santa Fe National ForestTruchas Peak39931220  
18.Medicine Bow-Routt National ForestMount Richthofen3944811  
19.Custer National ForestGranite Peak39011451  
19.Gallatin National ForestGranite Peak39011451  
21.Manti-Lasal National ForestMount Peale38771878  
22.Salmon-Challis National ForestBorah Peak38591823  
23.Coconino National ForestHumphreys Peak38511841  
24.Sequoia National ForestFlorence Peak3789315  
25.Humboldt-Toiyabe National ForestDunderberg Peak3772407  
26.Gifford Pinchot National ForestMount Adams37422474  
27.Caribou-Targhee National ForestDiamond Peak37181639  
28.Fishlake National ForestDelano Peak37091429  
29.Sawtooth National ForestHyndman Peak36601466  
30.Lincoln National ForestLookout Mountain3530116  
31.Stanislaus National ForestLeavitt Peak3526625  
32.San Bernardino National ForestSan Gorgonio Mountain35052528  
33.Apache-Sitgreaves National ForestMount Baldy-North Peak347524  
34.Beaverhead-Deerlodge National ForestHilgard Peak34491238  
35.Dixie National ForestBrian Head34461142  
36.Cibola National ForestMount Taylor34451248  
37.Mount Hood National ForestMount Hood34262349  
38.Gila National ForestWhitewater Baldy33211077  
39.Lake Tahoe Basin Management UnitFreel Peak33179591 2018-07-22 
40.Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestMount Baker32862686  
41.Coronado National ForestMount Graham32671926  
42.Willamette National ForestMount Jefferson31991761  
43.Kaibab National ForestKendrick Peak3175755  
44.Eldorado National ForestRound Top31647741 2018-09-01 
45.Deschutes National ForestSouth Sister31571703  
46.Bitterroot National ForestTrapper Peak30961088  
47.Angeles National ForestMount San Antonio306818971 2017-06-18 a 
48.Tongass National ForestKates Needle30531373  
49.Modoc National ForestEagle Peak30151326  
50.Wallowa-Whitman National ForestSacajawea Peak29991947  
51.Boise National ForestSteel Mountain2966667  
52.Payette National ForestMormon Mountain2909642  
53.Okanogan-Wenatchee National ForestBonanza Peak28991131  
54.Rogue River-Siskiyou National ForestMount McLoughlin28941358  
55.Helena National ForestMount Edith28901244  
56.Nez Perce National ForestShe Devil28651585  
57.Lewis and Clark National ForestRocky Mountain2863985  
58.Flathead National ForestLowary Peak2856198  
59.Lolo National ForestScapegoat Mountain2805927  
60.Fremont-Winema National ForestMount Thielsen27991019  
60.Umpqua National ForestMount Thielsen27991019  
62.Tahoe National ForestMount Lola27886301 2018-07-02 a 
63.Malheur National ForestStrawberry Mountain27551244  
64.Klamath National ForestCaesar Peak2719158  
65.Los Padres National ForestMount Pinos269214631 2017-10-23 a 
66.Clearwater National ForestRanger Peak2687444  
67.Kootenai National ForestSnowshoe Peak26631651  
68.Lassen National ForestCrater Peak26478911 2017-09-27 a 
69.Plumas National ForestMount Ingalls25528511 2017-09-28 b 
70.Mendocino National ForestSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain246714671 2017-10-28 a 
71.Prescott National ForestMount Union2432896  
72.Umatilla National ForestVinegar Hill Northeast241699  
73.Tonto National ForestMyrtle Point2414200  
74.Idaho Panhandle National ForestSouth Selkirk Crest23501021  
75.Colville National ForestGypsy Peak2231524  
76.Black Hills National ForestBlack Elk Peak2204887  
77.Olympic National ForestMount Fricaba2176164  
78.Six Rivers National ForestSalmon Mountain2120611  
79.Ochoco National ForestLookout Mountain2111739  
80.National Forests in North CarolinaBalsam Cone2012110  
81.Cleveland National ForestMount Laguna192080  
82.Cherokee National ForestRoan High Knob19161062  
83.White Mountain National ForestWhite Mountain National Forest High Point18720  
84.George Washington-Jefferson National ForestMount Rogers1746746  
85.Monongahela National ForestSpruce Knob14828481 2017-04-10 d 
86.Chattahoochee-Oconee National ForestsBrasstown Bald14586431 2018-05-14 b 
87.Nebraska National ForestSoldier Creek Wilderness High Point14450  
88.Siuslaw National ForestMarys Peak12491023  
89.Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National ForestsMount Ellen1244650  
90.El Bosque Nacional del YunqueEl Toro1074974  
91.Francis Marion-Sumter National ForestFork Mountain1004163  
92.Daniel Boone National ForestPine Mountain-Harlan 2 Benchmark866134  
93.Ozark-St. Francis National ForestMagazine Mountain839650  
94.Ouachita National ForestRich Mountain817586  
95.Allegheny National ForestAllegheny National Forest High Point71944  
96.Superior National ForestEagle Mountain701403  
97.National Forests in AlabamaHernandez Peak-South Slope6830  
98.Ottawa National ForestMarquette County High Point58957  
99.Chequamegon-Nicolet National ForestVilas County High Point57982  
100.Huron-Manistee National ForestBriar Hill520317  
101.Mark Twain National ForestBell Mountain519116  
102.Chippewa National ForestCass-Chippewa High Point497   
103.Wayne National ForestWayne National Forest High Point40245  
104.National Forests in TexasBall Knob Hill36058  
105.Hiawatha National ForestHiawatha National Forest High Point339   
106.Shawnee National ForestWilliams Hill324190  
107.Hoosier National ForestBald Knobs-South Slope2900  
108.National Forests in MississippiHolly Springs National Forest High Point21933  
109.Kisatchie National ForestWebster Parish High Point1463  
110.National Forests in FloridaOsceola National Forest High Point59   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Jim Doyle, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

National Forests and National Grasslands are publically-owned lands in the United States managed by the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 300,000 square miles of Forest Service land is managed for logging, grazing, habitat protection, and outdoor recreation. Sometimes confused with National Parks, National Forests are quite different—Forests are bigger, generally less popular, don’t charge entry fees, and allow managed resource extraction in addition to tourist activities.

There are about 155 named National Forests and 20 National Grasslands. However, this list of National Forest high points is based on a new reorganized list of 109 USFS-managed entities. It also only considers publicly-owned USFS land and no private or public inholdings.

Forest Reorganization

Over the past couple decades the Forest Service has been streamlining and consolidating their operations, and the actual management of their lands is now done by 112 new “combined forests”. Essentially, the USFS saw no distinctions between National Forests and National Grasslands, and no reason to honor traditional National Forest boundaries, so they re-organized their holdings as they saw fit to best manage their land.

Some traditional National Forests survived the re-org intact (for example, the Gifford-Pinchot NF, the White Mountain NF), but others were combined, sometimes into entities with bureaucratic names (for example, “National Forests in Texas”, “Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit”). Most of the former National Grasslands were merged into these new combined National Forests. The old National Forest names may still appear on signs and maps, but organizationally they don’t really exist anymore.

The high point list shown here uses 110 of these new National Forest entities, including the one in Puerto Rico. The only 2 excluded are a new USFS unit entirely composed of former National Grasslands (the Dakota Prairie Grasslands) and the relatively new Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, both of which never had any traditional National Forest land in them.

One advantage of using this new, smaller list of National Forest high points is that many uninspiring peaks in lowlands areas are no longer on the list. For example, the new “National Forests in Mississippi” entity used to be six forests (Holly Springs, Bienville, DeSoto, Delta, Tombigee, Homochitto). In this case, the USFS desire for organizational efficiency aligns nicely with the interests of peakbaggers who prefer “real” mountains.


National Forests tend to have extremely convoluted boundaries. Many of them have a “proclaimed boundary” that may be somewhat regular, but only portions of the land within the proclaimed boundary are actually owned by the USFS. Much of this private land is on the edges of National Forests, but there are also many private inholdings surrounded by public land. There are also cases where an important mountain summit (Mount Washington, NH and Mount Mitchell, NC, for example) are within inholdings that are State Parks and not USFS land. The government is engaged in a long-term effort to purchase inholdings from willing sellers, but this is a very slow process.

This list only shows highpoints located on public Forest Service land. Higher land located on private property within the proclaimed boundary is ignored. Please e-mail the webmaster if you see any errors where a high point on private land is listed.


Thanks to Roy Schweiker and David Olson, who did much original research on a preliminary list (see link below).


     Preliminary National Forest High Points


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