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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Besides the summary table below, we have expanded difficulty measures, prominence/isolation and steepness tables.

[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
Date – the date the state was admitted to the union
Access – the type of access restriction for this peak; the link provides details
Elev – 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 Date Access Elev Martin Gain Dist
AlabamaCheaha Mountain1819-12-14 2,4071(w)100.0
AlaskaDenali (Mount McKinley)1959-01-03NPS20,3201024,50056.0
ArizonaHumphreys Peak1912-02-14 12,63363,5009.0
ArkansasMagazine Mountain (Signal Hill)1836-06-15 2,75322251.0
CaliforniaMount Whitney1850-09-09FS14,49476,75021.4
ColoradoMount Elbert1876-08-01 14,43365,0009.0
ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope1788-01-09 2,38034503.6
DelawareEbright Azimuth1787-12-07 4481(w)100.0
FloridaBritton Hill1845-03-03 3451(w)100.0
GeorgiaBrasstown Bald1788-01-02 4,7842(w)4001.0
HawaiiMauna Kea (Pu'u Wekiu)1959-08-21R13,79622300.4
IdahoBorah Peak1890-07-03 12,66285,5006.8
IllinoisCharles Mound1818-12-03Pvt1,23522752.5
IndianaHoosier High Point1816-12-11Pvt1,2571(b)100.1
IowaHawkeye Point1846-12-28 1,6701(w)100.1
KansasMount Sunflower1861-01-29Pvt4,0391(w)100.0
KentuckyBlack Mountain1792-06-01Pvt4,1451(w)100.1
LouisianaDriskill Mountain1812-04-30Pvt53521501.8
MaineMount Katahdin (Baxter Peak)1820-03-15SP5,26854,20010.4
MarylandBackbone Mountain (Hoye Crest)1788-04-28 3,36037502.2
MassachusettsMount Greylock1788-02-06 3,4911(w)200.1
MichiganMount Arvon1837-01-26Pvt1,9791(w)100.0
MinnesotaEagle Mountain1858-05-11 2,30146007.0
MississippiWoodall Mountain1817-12-10Pvt8061(w)100.0
MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1821-08-10 1,7721(w)300.4
MontanaGranite Peak1889-11-08 12,79997,70022.2
NebraskaPanorama Point1867-03-01Pvt5,4241(w)100.0
NevadaBoundary Peak1864-10-31 13,14064,4007.4
New HampshireMount Washington1788-06-21 6,2881200.0
New JerseyHigh Point1787-12-18 1,8031(w)400.2
New MexicoWheeler Peak1912-1-06 13,16163,2506.2
New YorkMount Marcy1788-07-26DEC5,34353,20014.8
North CarolinaMount Mitchell1789-11-21 6,6841(w)1000.2
North DakotaWhite Butte1889-11-02 3,50624002.0
OhioCampbell Hill1803-03-01Pvt1,5501(w)100.0
OklahomaBlack Mesa1907-11-16 4,97347758.6
OregonMount Hood1859-02-14FS11,23985,3008.0
PennsylvaniaMount Davis1787-12-12 3,2131(w)100.0
Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill1790-05-29 8121(b)100.2
South CarolinaSassafras Mountain1788-05-23 3,5601(w)100.0
South DakotaBlack Elk Peak (Harney Peak)1889-11-02 7,24241,5005.8
TennesseeClingmans Dome1796-06-01 6,6432(w)3301.0
TexasGuadalupe Peak1845-12-29 8,74952,9508.4
UtahKings Peak1896-01-04 13,52875,35028.8
VermontMount Mansfield1791-03-04R4,39335502.8
VirginiaMount Rogers1788-06-25 5,72941,5008.6
WashingtonMount Rainier1889-11-11NPS14,41199,10016.0
West VirginiaSpruce Knob1863-06-20 4,8631(w)200.3
WisconsinTimms Hill1848-05-29 1,95111200.4
WyomingGannett Peak1890-07-10 13,80498,65040.4
District of ColumbiaPoint Reno1790-07-16 4101100.0
American SamoaLata Mountain1900 3,16043,1605.0
GuamMount Lamlam1899 1,33237103.3
Northern Marianas IsAgrihan1978 3,16663,1666.0
Puerto RicoCerro de Punta1899 4,39016150.6
US Virgin IsCrown Mountain1917Pvt1,5561100.0


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.