Hyrum's Hiking

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 24 of the 50 state highpoints, or 48.0%.

(Click on the table headings to sort.)
State Location Elevation (ft.) Hike Date Completion Order
Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2,407 November 12, 2008 10
Alaska Denali 20,320
Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,633
Arkansas Mount Magazine 2,753
California Mount Whitney 14,497 July 21, 2005 2
Colorado Mount Elbert 14,440 August 17, 2006 5
Connecticut Mount Frissell, South Slope 2,380
Delaware Ebright Azimuth 448
Florida Britton Hill 345 June 12, 2015 21
Georgia Brasstown Bald 4,784 November 3, 2010 13
Hawaii Mauna Kea 13,796
Idaho Borah Peak 12,662
Illinois Charles Mound 1,235 July 5, 2014 18
Indiana Hoosier Hill 1,257 March 31, 2006 4
Iowa Hawkeye Point 1,670
Kansas Mount Sunflower 4,039 July 9, 2009 11
Kentucky Black Mountain 4,145
Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 December 30, 2005 3
Maine Katahdin 5,267
Maryland Backbone Mountain 3,360 August 16, 2014 20
Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3,491
Michigan Mount Arvon 1,979
Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2,301 July 6, 2012 15
Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806 July 25, 2007 9
Missouri Taum Sauk 1,772 June 30, 2015 22
Montana Granite Peak 12,799
Nebraska Panorama Point 5,424 July 10, 2007 7
Nevada Boundary Peak 13,143 August 24, 2013 17
New Hampshire Mount Washington 6,288
New Jersey High Point 1,803 July 11, 2015 23
New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,161
New York Mount Marcy 5,344
North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6,684 September 22, 2009 12
North Dakota White Butte 3,507 July 22, 2014 19
Ohio Campbell Hill 1,550 July 24, 2007 8
Oklahoma Black Mesa 4,973 July 2, 2007 6
Oregon Mount Hood 11,239
Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3,213 June 21, 2013 16
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 March 21, 2011 14
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3,560
South Dakota Harney Peak 7,242
Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6,643
Texas Guadalupe Peak 8,749
Utah Kings Peak 13,528 August 27, 2004 1
Vermont Mount Mansfield 4,393 July 13, 2015 24
Virginia Mount Rogers 5,729
Washington Mount Rainier 14,411
West Virginia Spruce Knob 4,863
Wisconsin Timms Hill 1,951
Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,804

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