State Highpoints List


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One of the greatest adventures in U.S. travel is collecting the 50 state highpoints!

The list below was updated in 2022 using LiDAR data (the latest and greatest in topography technology). LiDAR elevations are not yet available for the highpoints of AK, CA, HI, UT, NV, MT, ID, SD, KY or ND. The change worth noting is that the traditional Mount Davis summit is not the true Pennsylvania state highpoint. LiDAR has revealed the actual state highpoint to be 1 mile to the north—and it's reportedly a hellacious bushwhack to get there. ☹

Difficulty score is determined by Martin Classification of Difficulty for U.S. State Highpoints and is based on the easiest standard route.

Rank State Summit Name Elevation Difficulty
1 Alaska Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) 20310 10
2 California Mount Whitney 14495 7
3 Colorado Mount Elbert 14438 6
4 Washington Mount Rainier 14412 9
5 Wyoming Gannett Peak 13811 9
6 Hawaii Mauna Kea 13796 2
7 Utah Kings Peak 13528 7
8 New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13162 6
9 Nevada Boundary Peak 13140 6
10 Montana Granite Peak 12799 9
11 Idaho Borah Peak 12662 8
12 Arizona Humphreys Peak 12634 6
13 Oregon Mount Hood 11244 8
14 Texas Guadalupe Peak 8750 5
15 South Dakota Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak) 7242 4
16 North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6684 1
17 Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6645 2
18 New Hampshire Mount Washington 6288 1
19 Virginia Mount Rogers 5712 4
20 Nebraska Panorama Point 5429 1
21 New York Mount Marcy 5345 5
22 Maine Mount Katahdin 5267 5
23 Oklahoma Black Mesa 4976 4
24 West Virginia Spruce Knob 4865 1
25 Georgia Brasstown Bald 4784 2
26 Vermont Mount Mansfield 4396 3
27 Kentucky Black Mountain 4139 1
28 Kansas Mount Sunflower 4041 1
29 South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3552 1
30 North Dakota White Butte 3552 2
31 Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3492 1
32 Maryland Backbone Mountain, Hoye-Crest 3372 3
33 Pennsylvania Mount Davis, North Summit 3214 1
34 Arkansas Magazine Mountain 2753 2
35 Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2409 1
36 Connecticut Mount Frissell, South Slope 2386 3
37 Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2297 4
38 Michigan Mount Arvon 1979 1
39 Wisconsin Timms Hill 1952 1
40 New Jersey High Point 1799 1
41 Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 1772 1
42 Iowa Hawkeye Point 1671 1
43 Ohio Campbell Hill 1548 1
44 Indiana Hoosier Hill 1257 1
45 Illinois Charles Mound 1235 1
46 Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 1
47 Mississippi Woodall Mountain 807 1
48 Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 2
49 Delaware Ebright Azimuth 451 1
50 Florida Britton Hill 345 1




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