My US State Highpointing Page

I think I got into Highpointing like most people do, for the most part it happened by accident. I simply climbed Mt. Washington one day way back in high school and was fascinated by the fact that I was standing on top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast. I remember feeling like I had done something really important, and the fact that I climbed the mountain, instead of simply driving up the auto road like the dozens of tourists at the top made me feel good. Fast forward a few years and I was planning a hiking trip that wasn't too strenuous that I would bring my girlfriend (now wife) out on. I didn't want to do anything that was too crazy to scare her off from hiking forever so I picked a mountain close to our College. That hike happened to be Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. After completing the climb I realized that I had already finished two of the 50 highpoints and since I am a little obsessive when it comes to completing things I started working on finishing out the list of 50.  For some reason it feels really good to complete a list, even if it takes years to do. From then on I have been hooked, and since I tend to move every few years with the Army I have ample time to be able to pick up a few more highpoints as I go. I have for the most part been doing this as a small side hobby and focusing on climbs close to home but it has been a fun and interesting way to bring me out to see new things. Feel free to look around and see what I have done. You can find links to the trip reports I have done in the table below the map, Enjoy!

* Click on Date Completed link to read my Trip Reports or Click on the Peak Name to read more on

Rank State Peak Elev-ft Date completed
1 Alaska Mount McKinley 20,320
2 California Mount Whitney 14,495
3ColoradoMount Elbert14,4338-Mar-15
4 Washington Mount Rainier 14,411
5 Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,804
6 Hawaii Mauna Kea 13,796
7 Utah Kings Peak 13,528
8 New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,161
9 Nevada Boundary Peak 13,140
10 Montana Granite Peak 12,799
11 Idaho Borah Peak 12,662
12 Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,633
13 Oregon Mount Hood 11,239
14 Texas Guadalupe Peak 8749
15 South Dakota Harney Peak 7242
16 North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6684
17TennesseeClingmans Dome664310-Aug-10
18New HampshireMount Washington62888-Jul-05
19 Virginia Mount Rogers 5729
20 Nebraska Panorama Point 5426
21 New York Mount Marcy 5344
22 Maine Katahdin 5268
23 Oklahoma Black Mesa 4973
24 West Virginia Spruce Knob 4861
25 Georgia Brasstown Bald 4784
26VermontMount Mansfield439318-May-08
27 Kentucky Black Mountain 4139
28KansasMount Sunflower403912-Nov-11
29 South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3554
30 North Dakota White Butte 3506
31MassachusettsMount Greylock348704-Mar-08
32 Maryland Backbone Mountain 3360
33PennsylvaniaMount Davis321320-Jun-15
34ArkansasMagazine Mountain275314-Nov-09
35 Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2405
36 Connecticut Mount Frissell-South Slope 2372
37 Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2301
38 Michigan Mount Arvon 1978
39 Wisconsin Timms Hill 1951
40 New Jersey High Point 1803
41MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain177210-Oct-09
42 Iowa Hawkeye Point 1670
43OhioCampbell Hill154918-Mar-15
44IndianaHoosier Hill125718-Mar-15
45 Illinois Charles Mound 1235
46 Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812
47 Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806
48 Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535
49 Delaware Ebright Azimuth 442
50FloridaBritton Hill345
51*Washington DCFort Reno (Point Reno)40907-Sep-15

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