List And Map Of The 50 State Highpoints

How Many Of The 50 State Highpoints Have You Been To?

If you’re looking for a popular peak bagging pursuit, the 50 state highpoints is certainly an excellent challenge. The state highpoints range in elevation from 345′ (Britton Hill, Florida) to 20,310′ (Denali, Alaska). In reality it’s a collection of unique places that includes towering summits, drive up peaks, private land, and both remote and urban objectives.

Check out this map of the state highpoints:

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FYI – All Pins In Map Are Approximate Locations.

The first person to successfully climb all 50 high points was Vin Hoeman in 1966. It is estimated that only 273 people have tagged the summit of all of the state high points as of 2016. One cool challenge is to climb all 50 highpoints in 50 days, aka the 50 Peaks Challenge. The current record for this is held by Maddie Miller who completed this challenge in 41 days, 16 hours, and 10 minutes in August 2016.

If highpointing is something that excites you, join the Highpointers Club. This club is dedicated to climbing all of the US state highpoints – using the USGS as the official source for their “summit list”. Whether you want to climb them all or bag a few, it’s a lofty goal that you will enjoy pursuing.

Below you will find a list of all of the 50 state highpoints plus DC:

US State Highpoints - 50 Peaks Challenge

RankStatePeakElevation in Feet
2CaliforniaMount Whitney14495
3ColoradoMount Elbert14,433
4WashingtonMount Rainier14,411
5WyomingGannett Peak13,804
6HawaiiMauna Kea13,796
7UtahKings Peak13,528
8New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161
9NevadaBoundary Peak13,140
10MontanaGranite Peak12,799
11IdahoBorah Peak12,662
12ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633
13OregonMount hood11,239
14TexasGuadalupe Peak8,749
15South DakotaHarney Peak7,242
16North CarolinaMount Mitchell6,684
17TennesseeClingmans Dome6,643
18New HampshireMount Washington6,288
19VirginiaMount Rogers5,729
20NebraskaPanorama Point5,426
21New YorkMount Marcy5,344
23OklahomaBlack Mesa4,973
24West VirginiaSpruce Know4,861
25GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4,784
26VermontMount Mansfield4,393
27KentuckyBlack Mountain4,139
28KansasMount Sunflower4,039
29South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3,554
30North DakotaWhite Butte3,506
31MassachusettsMount Greylock3,487
32MarylandBackbone Mountain3,360
33PennsylvaniaMount Davis3,213
34ArkansasMagazine Mountain2,753
35AlabamaCheaha Mountain2,405
36ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2,372
37MinnesotaEagle Mountain2,301
38MichganMount Arvon1,978
39WisconsinTimms Hill1,951
40New JerseyHigh Point1,803
41MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1,772
42IowaHawkeye Point1,670
43OhioCampbell Hill1,549
44IndianaHoosier Hill1,257
45IllinoisCharles Mound1,235
46Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812
47MississippiWoodall Mountain806
48LouisianaDriskill Mountain535
49DelawareEbright Azimuth442
50District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415
51FloridaBritton Hill345

How many state highpoints have you ticked off of your list? Best of luck if you choose to hit them all.

You can find skiing, hiking, and mountaineering trip reports for the following state highpoints on A Mountain Journey: