U.S. 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.]
R – indicates the summit has some form of access restriction.

State Highpoint (Summitpost) Elevation (Wikipedia) Difficulty (Martin / YDS)
Alabama Cheaha Mountain 02407 01(w) / 1
AlaskaR Denali
(Mount McKinley)
20320 10 / 4
Arizona Humphreys Peak 12633 06 / 1
Arkansas Magazine Mountain
(Signal Hill)
02753 02 / 1
CaliforniaR Mount Whitney 14494 07 / 1
Colorado Mount Elbert 14433 06 / 1
Connecticut Mount Frissell-South Slope 02380 03 / 1
Delaware Ebright Azimuth 00448 01(w) / 1
Florida Britton Hill 00345 01(w) / 1
Georgia Brasstown Bald 04784 02(w) / 1
HawaiiR Mauna Kea
(Pu’u Wekiu)
13796 02 / 1
Idaho Borah Peak 12662 08 / 3
IllinoisR Charles Mound 01235 01 / 1
IndianaR Hoosier High Point 01257 01 / 1
Iowa Hawkeye Point 01670 01(w) / 1
KansasR Mount Sunflower 04039 01(w) / 1
KentuckyR Black Mountain 04145 01(w) / 1
LouisianaR Driskill Mountain 00535 02 / 1
MaineR Mount Katahdin
(Baxter Peak)
05268 05 / 1
Maryland Backbone Mountain
(Hoye Crest)
03360 03 / 1
Massachusetts Mount Greylock 03491 01(w) / 1
MichiganR Mount Arvon 01979 02 / 1
Minnesota Eagle Mountain 02301 04 / 1
MississippiR Woodall Mountain 00806 01(w) / 1
Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 01772 01(w) / 1
Montana Granite Peak 12799 09 / 4
NebraskaR Panorama Point 05424 01(w) / 1
Nevada Boundary Peak 13140 06 / 2
New Hampshire Mount Washington 06288 01 / 1
New Jersey High Point 01803 01(w) / 1
New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13161 06 / 1
New YorkR Mount Marcy 05343 05 / 1
North Carolina Mount Mitchell 06684 01(w) / 1
North Dakota White Butte 03506 02 / 1
OhioR Campbell Hill 01550 01(w) / 1
Oklahoma Black Mesa 04973 04 / 1
OregonR Mount Hood 11239 08 / 4
Pennsylvania Mount Davis 03213 01(w) / 1
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 00812 01 / 1
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 03560 01(w) / 1
South Dakota Black Elk Peak
(Harney Peak)
07242 04 / 1
Tennessee Clingmans Dome 06643 02(w) / 1
Texas Guadalupe Peak 08749 05 / 1
Utah Kings Peak 13528 07 / 2
VermontR Mount Mansfield 04393 03 / 1
Virginia Mount Rogers 05729 04 / 1
WashingtonR Mount Rainier 14411 09 / 4
West Virginia Spruce Knob 04863 01(w) / 1
Wisconsin Timms Hill 01951 01 / 1
Wyoming Gannett Peak 13804 09 / 4