US High Points

“The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. 
It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. 
It is quite another to be on top of it. ” 
– Herbert A. Simon

As always, my love of making lists has me constantly looking for activities that I can “check off.” This has lead me toward the likely inevitable mission of wanting to join the “High Peak Club” stand at the high point of every state in the U.S. Please join me for this “American odyssey.”

 

Rank. State – Peak (Elev-Ft) Range

  1. Alaska – Denali (20,310’) Alaska Range
  2. California – Mount Whitney (14,498’) Sierra Nevada – COMPLETED
  3. Colorado – Mount Elbert (14,433’) Southern Rocky Mountains
  4. Washington – Mount Rainier (14,411’) Cascade Range
  5. Wyoming – Gannett Peak (13,804’) Greater Yellowstone Rockies
  6. Hawaii – Mauna Kea (13,796’) Hawaii
  7. Utah – Kings Peak (13,528’) Western Rocky Mountains
  8. New Mexico – Wheeler Peak (13,161’) Southern Rocky Mountains
  9. Nevada – Boundary Peak (13,140’) Great Basin Ranges
  10. Montana – Granite Peak (12,799’) Greater Yellowstone Rockies
  11. Idaho – Borah Peak (12,662’) Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mtns
  12. Arizona – Humphreys Peak (12,633’) Colorado Plateau
  13. Oregon – Mount Hood (11,239’) Cascade Range
  14. Texas – Guadalupe Peak (8749’) Southwest Basins and Ranges
  15. South Dakota – Harney Peak (7242’) Great Plains
  16. North Carolina – Mount Mitchell (6684’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  17. Tennessee – Clingmans Dome (6643’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  18. New Hampshire – Mount Washington (6288’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  19. Virginia – Mount Rogers (5729’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  20. Nebraska – Panorama Point (5426’) Great Plains
  21. New York – Mount Marcy (5344’) Canadian Shield
  22. Maine – Katahdin (5268’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  23. Oklahoma – Black Mesa (4973’) Great Plains
  24. West Virginia – Spruce Knob (4861’) Appalachian Plateaus
  25. Georgia – Brasstown Bald (4784’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  26. Vermont – Mount Mansfield (4393’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  27. Kentucky – Black Mountain (4139’) Appalachian Plateaus
  28. Kansas – Mount Sunflower (4039’) Great Plains – COMPLETED
  29. South Carolina – Sassafras Mountain (3554’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  30. North Dakota – White Butte (3506’) Great Plains
  31. Massachusetts – Mount Greylock (3487’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  32. Maryland – Backbone Mountain (3360’) Appalachian Plateaus
  33. Pennsylvania – Mount Davis (3213’) Appalachian Plateaus
  34. Arkansas – Magazine Mountain (2753’) Ozark Highlands
  35. Alabama – Cheaha Mountain (2405’) Appalachian Ridges
  36. Connecticut – Mount Frissell-South Slope (2372’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  37. Minnesota – Eagle Mountain (2301’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  38. Michigan – Mount Arvon (1978’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  39. Wisconsin – Timms Hill (1951’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  40. New Jersey – High Point (1803’) Appalachian Ridges
  41. Missouri – Taum Sauk Mountain (1772’) Ozark Highlands – COMPLETED
  42. Iowa – Hawkeye Point (1670’) Great Plains
  43. Ohio – Campbell Hill (1549’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  44. Indiana – Hoosier Hill (1257’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  45. Illinois – Charles Mound (1235’) Midwest-Great Lakes Area
  46. Rhode Island – Jerimoth Hill (812’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  47. Mississippi – Woodall Mountain (806’) Appalachian Plateaus
  48. Louisiana – Driskill Mountain (535’) Ozark Highlands
  49. Delaware – Ebright Azimuth (442’) Northern U.S. Appalachians
  50. District of Columbia – Reno Reservoir (415’) Blue Ridge Mountains
  51. Florida – Britton Hill (345’) Piedmont-Southeast Coast