View Highpoints By: Name State Elevation

This map shows highpoint locations in the context of the physiographic provinces of the conterminous United States, plus Alaska and Hawaii. The provinces are differentiated by color and number, keyed to the explanation on the right side of the map. Hover your mouse over a highpoint location to see a pop-up window containing brief summary information. Click on “Learn More” in the pop-up window to link to the highpoint geologic information page.

 
 
 

Gannett Peak

State: Wyoming

Elevation: 13,804 ft (4,207 m)

Highpoint rank: 5

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Timms Hill

State: Wisconsin

Elevation: 1,951 ft (595 m)

Highpoint rank: 39

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Spruce Knob

State: West Virginia

Elevation: 4,861 ft (1,482 m)

Highpoint rank: 24

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Mount Rogers

State: Virginia

Elevation: 5,729 ft (1,746 m)

Highpoint rank: 19

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Mount Mansfield

State: Vermont

Elevation: 4,393 ft (1,339 m)

Highpoint rank: 26

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Guadalupe Peak

State: Texas

Elevation: 8,749 ft (2,667 m)

Highpoint rank: 14

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Clingmans Dome

State: Tennessee

Elevation: 6,643 ft (2,025 m)

Highpoint rank: 17

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Harney Peak

State: South Dakota

Elevation: 7,242 ft (2,207 m)

Highpoint rank: 15

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Sassafras Mountain

State: South Carolina

Elevation: 3,554 ft (1,083 m)

Highpoint rank: 29

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Jerimoth Hill

State: Rhode Island

Elevation: 812 ft (247 m)

Highpoint rank: 46

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Mount Davis

State: Pennsylvania

Elevation: 3,213 ft (979 m)

Highpoint rank: 33

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Mount Hood

State: Oregon

Elevation: 11,239 ft (3,426 m)

Highpoint rank: 13

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Campbell Hill

State: Ohio

Elevation: 1,549 ft (472 m)

Highpoint rank: 43

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White Butte

State: North Dakota

Elevation: 3,506 ft (1,067 m)

Highpoint rank: 30

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Mount Mitchell

State: North Carolina

Elevation: 6,684 ft (2,037 m)

Highpoint rank: 16

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Mount Marcy

State: New York

Elevation: 5,344 ft (1,629 m)

Highpoint rank: 21

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Wheeler Peak

State: New Mexico

Elevation: 13,161 ft (4,011 m)

Highpoint rank: 8

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High Point

State: New Jersey

Elevation: 1,803 ft (550 m)

Highpoint rank: 40

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Mount Washington

State: New Hampshire

Elevation: 6,288 ft (1,917 m)

Highpoint rank: 18

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Boundary Peak

State: Nevada

Elevation: 13,140 ft (4,005 m)

Highpoint rank: 9

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Panorama Point

State: Nebraska

Elevation: 5,426 ft (1,654 m)

Highpoint rank: 20

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Granite Peak

State: Montana

Elevation: 12,799 ft (3,901 m)

Highpoint rank: 10

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Taum Sauk

State: Missouri

Elevation: 1,772 ft (540 m)

Highpoint rank: 41

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Woodall Mountain

State: Mississippi

Elevation: 806 ft (246 m)

Highpoint rank: 47

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Eagle Mountain

State: Minnesota

Elevation: 2,301 ft (701 m)

Highpoint rank: 37

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Mount Arvon

State: Michigan

Elevation: 1,978 ft (603 m)

Highpoint rank: 38

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Mount Greylock

State: Massachusetts

Elevation: 3,488 ft (1,063 m)

Highpoint rank: 31

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Backbone Mountain

State: Maryland

Elevation: 3,360 ft (1,024 m)

Highpoint rank: 32

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Katahdin

State: Maine

Elevation: 5,268 ft (1,606 m)

Highpoint rank: 22

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Driskill Mountain

State: Louisiana

Elevation: 535 ft (163 m)

Highpoint rank: 48

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Black Mountain

State: Kentucky

Elevation: 4,139 ft (1,262 m)

Highpoint rank: 27

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Mount Sunflower

State: Kansas

Elevation: 4,039 ft (1,231 m)

Highpoint rank: 28

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Hawkeye Point

State: Iowa

Elevation: 1,670 ft (509 m)

Highpoint rank: 42

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Hoosier Hill

State: Indiana

Elevation: 1,257 ft (383 m)

Highpoint rank: 44

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Charles Mound

State: Illinois

Elevation: 1,235 ft (376 m)

Highpoint rank: 45

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Borah Peak

State: Idaho

Elevation: 12,662 ft (3,859 m)

Highpoint rank: 11

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Mauna Kea

State: Hawaii

Elevation: 13,796 ft (4,205 m)

Highpoint rank: 6

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Brasstown Bald

State: Georgia

Elevation: 4,783 ft (1,458 m)

Highpoint rank: 25

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Britton Hill

State: Florida

Elevation: 345 ft (105 m)

Highpoint rank: 50

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Ebright Azimuth

State: Delaware

Elevation: 442 ft (135 m)

Highpoint rank: 49

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Mt. Frissell (South Slope)

State: Connecticut

Elevation: 2,372 ft (723 m)

Highpoint rank: 36

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Mount Whitney

State: California

Elevation: 14,497 ft (4,419 m)

Highpoint rank: 2

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Mt. Magazine (Signal Hill)

State: Arkansas

Elevation: 2,753 ft (839 m)

Highpoint rank: 34

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Denali

State: Alaska

Elevation: 20,310 ft (6,190 m)

Highpoint rank: 1

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Cheaha Mountain

State: Alabama

Elevation: 2,405 ft (733 m)

Highpoint rank: 35

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Mount Elbert

State: Colorado

Elevation: 14,433 ft (4,399m)

Highpoint rank: 3

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Black Mesa

State: Oklahoma

Elevation: 4,973 ft (1,516 m)

Highpoint rank: 23

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Mount Rainier

State: Washington

Elevation: 14,411 ft (4,392 m)

Highpoint rank: 4

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Kings Peak

State: Utah

Elevation: 13,528 ft (4,123 m)

Highpoint rank: 7

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Humpreys Peak

State: Arizona

Elevation: 12,633 ft (3,851 m)

Highpoint rank: 12

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Physiographic provinces from Physical Divisions of the United States (Fenneman and Johnson, 1946, U.S. Geological Survey).

Base map credits:
Landforms of the Conterminous United States—A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal (Thelin and Pike, 1991, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2206); http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2206/.
Digital Shaded-Relief Image of Alaska (Riehle and others, 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-2585); http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2585/.
Seafloor Map of Hawaii (Patterson, 2012, ShadedRelief.com); http://www.shadedrelief.com/hawaii/.

The table below summarizes highpoint information including elevation, physiographic province, and characteristic rocks (class and type) that underlie the highpoint. Sort the information in the table by clicking on the arrows at the top of the columns. Entering a term in the “Search” box will reduce the table content to display only the rows containing that search term. You can also link to the geologic information pages by clicking on the highpoint name.
Rank State Highpoint Feet Meters Physiographic Province Class Type
01 Alaska Denali 20,310 6,190 NA Igneous Granite
02 California Mount Whitney 14,497 4,419 Cascade–Sierra Mountains Igneous Granite
03 Colorado Mount Elbert 14,433 4,399 Southern Rocky Mountains Metamorphic Gneiss
04 Washington Mount Rainier 14,411 4,392 Cascade–Sierra Mountains Igneous Andesite
05 Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,804 4,207 Middle Rocky Mountains Metamorphic Gneiss
06 Hawaii Mauna Kea 13,796 4,205 NA Igneous Basalt
07 Utah Kings Peak 13,528 4,123 Middle Rocky Mountains Sedimentary Sandstone
08 New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,161 4,011 Southern Rocky Mountains Metamorphic Gneiss
09 Nevada Boundary Peak 13,140 4,005 Basin and Range Province Igneous Granite
10 Montana Granite Peak 12,799 3,901 Middle Rocky Mountains Metamorphic Gneiss
11 Idaho Borah Peak 12,662 3,859 Northern Rocky Mountains Sedimentary Dolomite
12 Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,633 3,851 Colorado Plateaus Igneous Andesite
13 Oregon Mount Hood 11,239 3,426 Cascade–Sierra Mountains Igneous Dacite
14 Texas Guadalupe Peak 8,749 2,667 Basin and Range Province Sedimentary Limestone
15 South Dakota Harney Peak 7,242 2,207 Great Plains Province Igneous Granite
16 North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6,684 2,037 Blue Ridge Province Metamorphic Gneiss
17 Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6,643 2,025 Blue Ridge Province Sedimentary Sandstone
18 New Hampshire Mount Washington 6,288 1,917 New England Province Metamorphic Schist
19 Virginia Mount Rogers 5,729 1,746 Blue Ridge Province Igneous Rhyolite
20 Nebraska Panorama Point 5,426 1,654 Great Plains Province Sedimentary Sandstone
21 New York Mount Marcy 5,344 1,629 Adirondack Province Igneous Granite
22 Maine Katahdin 5,268 1,606 New England Province Igneous Granite
23 Oklahoma Black Mesa 4,973 1,516 Great Plains Province Igneous Basalt
24 West Virginia Spruce Knob 4,861 1,482 Valley and Ridge Province Sedimentary Sandstone
25 Georgia Brasstown Bald 4,783 1,458 Blue Ridge Province Metamorphic Schist
26 Vermont Mount Mansfield 4,393 1,339 New England Province Metamorphic Schist
27 Kentucky Black Mountain 4,139 1,262 Appalachian Plateaus Sedimentary Siltstone
28 Kansas Mount Sunflower 4,039 1,231 Great Plains Province Unconsolidated Sand and gravel
29 South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3,554 1,083 Blue Ridge Province Metamorphic Gneiss
30 North Dakota White Butte 3,506 1,067 Great Plains Province Sedimentary Sandstone
31 Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3,488 1,063 New England Province Metamorphic Phyllite
32 Maryland Backbone Mountain 3,360 1,024 Appalachian Plateaus Sedimentary Conglomerate
33 Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3,213 979 Appalachian Plateaus Sedimentary Sandstone
34 Arkansas Mt. Magazine (Signal Hill) 2,753 839 Ouachita Province Sedimentary Sandstone
35 Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2,405 733 Piedmont Province Metamorphic Quartzite
36 Connecticut Mt. Frissell (South Slope) 2,372 723 New England Province Metamorphic Schist
37 Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2,301 701 Superior Upland Igneous Granite
38 Michigan Mount Arvon 1,978 603 Superior Upland Igneous Granite
39 Wisconsin Timms Hill 1,951 595 Superior Upland Unconsolidated Glacial till
40 New Jersey High Point 1,803 550 Valley and Ridge Province Sedimentary Sandstone
41 Missouri Taum Sauk 1,772 540 Ozark Plateaus Igneous Rhyolite
42 Iowa Hawkeye Point 1,670 509 Central Lowland Unconsolidated Glacial till
43 Ohio Campbell Hill 1,549 472 Central Lowland Unconsolidated Glacial till
44 Indiana Hoosier Hill 1,257 383 Central Lowland Unconsolidated Glacial till
45 Illinois Charles Mound 1,235 376 Central Lowland Sedimentary Dolomite
46 Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 247 New England Province Metamorphic Gneiss
47 Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806 246 Coastal Plain Sedimentary Sandstone
48 Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 163 Coastal Plain Unconsolidated Sand and clay
49 Delaware Ebright Azimuth 442 135 Coastal Plain Metamorphic Gneiss
50 Florida Britton Hill 345 105 Coastal Plain Unconsolidated Sand

 

Some Number Crunching

 

Here are state highpoint elevations, organized from lowest to highest. Makes you realize just how much Alaska's highpoint is in a class all by itself!

Here are state highpoint elevations, organized from lowest to highest. Makes you realize just how much Alaska’s highpoint is in a class all by itself!

 

This histogram shows the numbers of state highpoints that fall into 1,000-foot (305 m) elevation ranges. Mean highpoint elevation is 6,160 feet (1,878 m) and the median elevation is 4,588 feet (1,399 m). Interestingly, there are no state highpoints with an elevation between 9,000 and 11,000 feet (2,740 - 3,350 m).

This histogram shows the numbers of state highpoints that fall into 1,000-foot (305 m) elevation ranges. Interestingly, there are no state highpoints with an elevation between 9,000 and 11,000 feet (2,740 – 3,350 m).

 

This pie chart shows the distribution of the main classes of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic, plus unconsolidated sediment) among the 50 state highpoints. The highpoints represent all the classes well!

This pie chart shows the distribution of the main classes of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic, plus unconsolidated sediment) among the 50 state highpoints. The highpoints represent all the classes well!