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U.S. State High Points

Check out this list of all the U.S. State High Points as well as profiles of each mountain, including Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states.

List of U.S. State High Points
A list of the high points in all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.

Facts About Denali / Mount McKinley — Highest Mountain in North America
Learn interesting climbing history and geographic facts about Denali, also called Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, the United States, and Alaska, and one of the Seven Summits.

Mount Whitney: Highest Mountain in California
Check out lots of interesting facts and statistics about Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in California and the highest in the lower 48 states.

Mount Elbert: Highest Mountain in Colorado
Facts About Mount Elbert, the Highest Mountain in Colorado

Mount Rainier: Highest Mountain in Washington
Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in Washington, is the fourth highest mountain in the United States. Learn lots of interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.

Humphreys Peak: Highest Mountain in Arizona
Read interesting facts and statistics about Humphreys Peak, the highest mountain in Arizona.

Guadalupe Peak: Highest Mountain in Texas
Read interesting facts and statistics about Guadalupe Peak, the highest mountain in Texas.

Mount Washington: Highest Mountain in New England
Learn lots of interesting facts and data about Mount Washington, the highest mountain in New Hampshire and New England.

Mount Kahtadin: Maine’s Highest Mountain
Mount Katahdin, the centerpiece of Baxter State Park, is Maine's highest mountain and the objective of many climbers.

Jerimoth Hill: High Point of Rhode Island
Jerimoth Hill, at 812 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Rhode Island. Discover interesting facts about the roof of Rhode Island and how to climb Jerimoth Hill.

Facts About Mount Greylock
Learn interesting facts and history about Mount Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts.

Facts About Harney Peak
Harney Peak, the highest mountain in South Dakota, is a sacred mountain to Native Americans in the Black Hills. Read about Harney Peak's geology, natural history, sacred space, name, and first ascent.

Climbing Harney Peak: South Dakota's High Point
Harney Peak, the highest mountain in South Dakota, is a popular and easy hike up a good trail. Read about Harney Peak and a complete route description, then make plans to climb this US state high point.

Facts About White Butte: Highest Mountain in North Dakota
White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota, lies in the Badlands in the state's southwestern corner. Find out more about the 30th highest state high point, its history and geology, and all the rattlesnakes that inhabit its grassy slopes.

Reno Hill, the official high point of Washington DC, is located atop a...
Reno Hill, the official high point of Washington DC, is located atop a hillock in Rock Creek Park.

Wheeler Peak: New Mexicos Highest Mountain
Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in New Mexico, towers above the eastern skyline of Taos and Taos Pueblo. This interesting mountain is easily climbed on a good trail. Find out lots of facts about Wheeler Peak and sacred Blue Lake on its southeast flank.

Black Mesa: High Point of Oklahoma
Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma, rises in the extreme western part of the state's panhandle only 1,299 feet from the New Mexico border. Learn about Black Mesa's volcanic geology, natural history, plant communities, dinosaur bones and trackways, and how to hike to its flat summit.

Mount Sunflower — High Point of Kansas
Mount Sunflower, the high point of Kansas, rises a scant half-mile from the Colorado border. Learn about Mount Sunflower, its unique summit shrine, and the geology and natural history of the surrounding High Plains of western Kansas.

Climbing Mount Sunflower: Kansas High Point
If you want to climb to the summit of Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas, follow this comprehensive route description to find the hill on a maze of dusty backroads by the Colorado border.

Climbing Black Mesa: Oklahoma High Point
Want to stand on the roof of Oklahoma? Here is a complete route description for finding and climbing to the highest point in Oklahoma, which lies in the far western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle next to New Mexico and Colorado.

Mount Rainier Avalanche Buries 11 Climbers in 2010
On June 5, 2010, a massive slab avalanche rushed down Ingraham Glacier on Mount Rainier, burying 11 climbers. Ten of the buried climbers were rescued while one, Mark Wedeven, was missing. Read about this tragic accident, how so many were saved, and more about Mark Wedeven.

Denali Shrinks After New Elevation Survey
Denali or Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in the United States and one of the Seven Summits, had its elevation lowered by 83 feet after a high-tech digital mapping survey in 2012.

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