State Highpoints

State highpointing consists of attaining the highest natural elevation in each state. Some of the highpoints are located in farm fields (Kansas, Illinois), while others are major mountaineering challenges (Alaska, Wyoming). I make no pretenses of being a major hiker/climber/mountaineer, and there are several of these that may never get climbed. However, it is an interesting list, and a fun one to think about. For more information, see the Highpointers Club.

I have currently climbed 27 of the 50 state highpoints, or 54.0%.

StateLocationElevation (ft.)Hike DateCompletion Order
AlabamaCheaha Mountain2,407November 12, 200810
AlaskaDenali20,320
ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633
ArkansasMount Magazine2,753
CaliforniaMount Whitney14,497July 21, 20052
ColoradoMount Elbert14,440August 17, 20065
ConnecticutMount Frissell, South Slope2,380
DelawareEbright Azimuth448
FloridaBritton Hill345June 12, 201521
GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4,784November 3, 201013
HawaiiMauna Kea13,796May 6, 201626
IdahoBorah Peak12,662
IllinoisCharles Mound1,235July 5, 201418
IndianaHoosier Hill1,257March 31, 20064
IowaHawkeye Point1,670
KansasMount Sunflower4,039July 9, 200911
KentuckyBlack Mountain4,145
LouisianaDriskill Mountain535December 30, 20053
MaineKatahdin5,267July 16, 201525
MarylandBackbone Mountain3,360August 16, 201420
MassachusettsMount Greylock3,491
MichiganMount Arvon1,979
MinnesotaEagle Mountain2,301July 6, 201215
MississippiWoodall Mountain806July 25, 20079
MissouriTaum Sauk1,772June 30, 201522
MontanaGranite Peak12,799
NebraskaPanorama Point5,424July 10, 20077
NevadaBoundary Peak13,143August 24, 201317
New HampshireMount Washington6,288
New JerseyHigh Point1,803July 11, 201523
New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161
New YorkMount Marcy5,344June 20, 201627
North CarolinaMount Mitchell6,684September 22, 200912
North DakotaWhite Butte3,507July 22, 201419
OhioCampbell Hill1,550July 24, 20078
OklahomaBlack Mesa4,973July 2, 20076
OregonMount Hood11,239
PennsylvaniaMount Davis3,213June 21, 201316
Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812March 21, 201114
South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3,560
South DakotaHarney Peak7,242
TennesseeClingmans Dome6,643
TexasGuadalupe Peak8,749
UtahKings Peak13,528August 27, 20041
VermontMount Mansfield4,393July 13, 201524
VirginiaMount Rogers5,729
WashingtonMount Rainier14,411
West VirginiaSpruce Knob4,863
WisconsinTimms Hill1,951
WyomingGannett Peak13,804

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