US Highpoint Guide

The Highpointers Club doesn’t have a definitive online guide. There are plenty of books available at the Highpointers Merc including guidebooks by HPC members: Holmes, Wingers, and Zumwalt. Sources with current information are two interactive sites: and Summitpost is the definitive choice among climbers, although wikipedia has some amazing information on the mountains. The Highpointers Club maintains that the USGS Elevations and Distances is the official source for the Club. More details about adjustments to this list are described in “State Highpoints Recognized by the Club“.

David Kelly has produced two ARCSOFT interactive topo maps: State Highpoints and County Highpoints.

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[You may re-sort this table by clicking the small arrows found in the column headers.]
State – the link goes to Wikipedia
Highpoint – the link goes to Summitpost
Access – the type of access restriction for this peak; the link provides details
Elevation – the elevation in feet; the link goes to our forum
Martin – the Martin classification
Gain – the elevation gain in feet. note that “10” is really “< 10”
Hike – the round-trip distance in miles. note that “0.0” is really “< 0.1”

State Highpoint Access Elevation Martin Gain Hike
AlabamaCheaha Mountain 2,4071(w)100.0
AlaskaDenali (Mount McKinley)NPS20,3201024,50056.0
ArizonaHumphreys Peak 12,63363,5009.0
ArkansasMagazine Mountain (Signal Hill) 2,75322251.0
CaliforniaMount WhitneyFS14,49476,75021.4
ColoradoMount Elbert 14,43365,0009.0
ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope 2,38034503.6
DelawareEbright Azimuth 4481(w)100.0
FloridaBritton Hill 3451(w)100.0
GeorgiaBrasstown Bald 4,7842(w)4001.0
HawaiiMauna Kea (Pu'u Wekiu)R13,79622300.4
IdahoBorah Peak 12,66285,5006.8
IllinoisCharles MoundPvt1,23522752.5
IndianaHoosier High PointPvt1,2571(b)100.1
IowaHawkeye Point 1,6701(w)100.1
KansasMount SunflowerPvt4,0391(w)100.0
KentuckyBlack MountainPvt4,1451(w)100.1
LouisianaDriskill MountainPvt53521501.8
MaineMount Katahdin (Baxter Peak)SP5,26854,20010.4
MarylandBackbone Mountain (Hoye Crest) 3,36037502.2
MassachusettsMount Greylock 3,4911(w)200.1
MichiganMount ArvonPvt1,9791(w)100.0
MinnesotaEagle Mountain 2,30146007.0
MississippiWoodall MountainPvt8061(w)100.0
MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain 1,7721(w)300.4
MontanaGranite Peak 12,79997,70022.2
NebraskaPanorama PointPvt5,4241(w)100.0
NevadaBoundary Peak 13,14064,4007.4
New HampshireMount Washington 6,2881200.0
New JerseyHigh Point 1,8031(w)400.2
New MexicoWheeler Peak 13,16163,2506.2
New YorkMount MarcyDEC5,34353,20014.8
North CarolinaMount Mitchell 6,6841(w)1000.2
North DakotaWhite Butte 3,50624002.0
OhioCampbell HillPvt1,5501(w)100.0
OklahomaBlack Mesa 4,97347758.6
OregonMount HoodFS11,23985,3008.0
PennsylvaniaMount Davis 3,2131(w)100.0
Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill 8121(b)100.2
South CarolinaSassafras Mountain 3,5601(w)100.0
South DakotaBlack Elk Peak (Harney Peak) 7,24241,5005.8
TennesseeClingmans Dome 6,6432(w)3301.0
TexasGuadalupe Peak 8,74952,9508.4
UtahKings Peak 13,52875,35028.8
VermontMount MansfieldR4,39335502.8
VirginiaMount Rogers 5,72941,5008.6
WashingtonMount RainierNPS14,41199,10016.0
West VirginiaSpruce Knob 4,8631(w)200.3
WisconsinTimms Hill 1,95111200.4
WyomingGannett Peak 13,80498,65040.4
District of ColumbiaPoint Reno 4101100.0
American SamoaLata Mountain 3,16043,1605.0
GuamMount Lamlam 1,33237103.3
Northern Marianas IsAgrihan 3,16663,1666.0
Puerto RicoCerro de Punta 4,39016150.6
US Virgin IsCrown MountainPvt1,5561100.0

You may also be interested in the US Territory Guide which gives more details on the District of Columbia and US territories, commonwealths, possessions and free associated states.