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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* Martin Classification details can be found here. (w) – indicates wheelchair access to peak
* YDS Classification details can be found here

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”

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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.