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: summitpost.org and wikipedia.org. 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.


[You may re-sort this table by clicking the small arrows found in the column headers.]
State – the link goes to our forum
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 Wikipedia
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
Alabama Cheaha Mountain   2,407 1(w) 10 0.0
Alaska Denali (Mount McKinley) NPS 20,320 10 24,500 46.0
Arizona Humphreys Peak   12,633 6 3,500 9.0
Arkansas Magazine Mountain (Signal Hill)   2,753 2 225 1.0
California Mount Whitney FS 14,494 7 6,750 21.4
Colorado Mount Elbert   14,433 6 5,000 9.0
Connecticut Mount Frissell-South Slope   2,380 3 450 3.6
Delaware Ebright Azimuth   448 1(w) 10 0.0
Florida Britton Hill   345 1(w) 10 0.0
Georgia Brasstown Bald   4,784 2(w) 400 1.0
Hawaii Mauna Kea (Pu’u Wekiu) R 13,796 2 230 0.4
Idaho Borah Peak   12,662 8 5,500 6.8
Illinois Charles Mound Pvt 1,235 1 75 0.4
Indiana Hoosier High Point Pvt 1,257 1 20 0.1
Iowa Hawkeye Point   1,670 1(w) 10 0.2
Kansas Mount Sunflower Pvt 4,039 1(w) 10 0.0
Kentucky Black Mountain Pvt 4,145 1(w) 10 0.1
Louisiana Driskill Mountain Pvt 535 2 150 1.8
Maine Mount Katahdin (Baxter Peak) SP 5,268 5 4,200 10.4
Maryland Backbone Mountain (Hoye Crest)   3,360 3 750 2.2
Massachusetts Mount Greylock   3,491 1(w) 20 0.1
Michigan Mount Arvon Pvt 1,979 2(w) 300 2.0
Minnesota Eagle Mountain   2,301 4 600 7.0
Mississippi Woodall Mountain Pvt 806 1(w) 10 0.0
Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain   1,772 1(w) 30 0.4
Montana Granite Peak   12,799 9 7,700 22.2
Nebraska Panorama Point Pvt 5,424 1(w) 10 0.0
Nevada Boundary Peak   13,140 6 4,400 7.4
New Hampshire Mount Washington   6,288 1 20 0.0
New Jersey High Point   1,803 1(w) 40 0.2
New Mexico Wheeler Peak   13,161 6 3,250 6.2
New York Mount Marcy DEC 5,343 5 3,200 14.8
North Carolina Mount Mitchell   6,684 1(w) 100 0.2
North Dakota White Butte   3,506 2 400 2.0
Ohio Campbell Hill Pvt 1,550 1(w) 10 0.0
Oklahoma Black Mesa   4,973 4 775 8.6
Oregon Mount Hood FS 11,239 8 5,300 8.0
Pennsylvania Mount Davis   3,213 1(w) 10 0.0
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill   812 1 25 0.6
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain   3,560 1(w) 30 0.2
South Dakota Black Elk Peak (Harney Peak)   7,242 4 1,500 5.8
Tennessee Clingmans Dome   6,643 2(w) 330 1.0
Texas Guadalupe Peak   8,749 5 2,950 8.4
Utah Kings Peak   13,528 7 5,350 28.8
Vermont Mount Mansfield R 4,393 3 550 2.8
Virginia Mount Rogers   5,729 4 1,500 8.6
Washington Mount Rainier NPS 14,411 9 9,100 16.0
West Virginia Spruce Knob   4,863 1(w) 20 0.4
Wisconsin Timms Hill   1,951 1 130 0.4
Wyoming Gannett Peak   13,804 9 8,650 40.4
District of Columbia Fort Reno   410 1 10 0.0
American Samoa Lata Mountain   3,160 4 3,160 5.0
Guam Mount Lamlam   1,332 3 710 3.3
Northern Marianas Is Agrihan   3,166 6 3,166 6.0
Puerto Rico Cerro de Punta   4,390 1 615 0.6
US Virgin Is Crown Mountain   1,556 1 10 0.0