51 Peaks Near You

Everyone enjoys collecting mementos from travels; stickers stating: “I survived…” “I climbed…” and “I’ve been to…” plaster many travelers gear, cargo boxes, and rear vehicle windows.  Along with these trophies the journey, exploration, and achievement in the wild is the true memento and trophy for the backcountry athlete.  We travel and push our limits on some of the toughest terrain available to gain the experiences these places have to offer.  We only gain and grow stronger from the sweat, bruises, and strained muscles achieved from challenges on harsh trails, rugged mountains, and steep rock faces. 

 

No doubt, when someone mentions Europe visions of the soaring peaks of the Alps emerge in your mind.  You visualize the jagged ridgelines of the Chilean Mountains and sawtooth peaks of Patagonia during conversations of South America.  You watch snow gusts surge across the Himalaya every time you see Tibetan prayer flags waving in the wind.  And when you think of the new world, while it was still new and uncharted, you imagine the first peoples to explore, discover, and conquer its peaks.

 

Fortunately, most all the high points in what was once known as the new world are still wildernesses and can be explored and climbed in the same way their original discoverers summited them.  And there is one near you.  Every state in the U.S. harbors its own unique highest point.  They come in all skill levels; some can be summited as a day-hike while others require technical skills and in-depth preparation. 

 

While many collect mementos from each place they go, some collect summits. 

 

Here’s the list of the highest points in every state including D.C. do with it what I know you will. 

 

Alabama

Cheaha Mountain   2,407’

 

Alaska

Denali   20,320’

 

Arizona

Humphreys Peak   12,637’

 

Arkansas

Mount Magazine   2,753’

 

California

Mount Whitney   14,505’

 

Colorado

Mount Elbert   14,440’

 

Connecticut

Mount Frissell   2,380’

 

Delaware

Ebright Azimuth   451’

 

District of Columbia

Fort Reno   410’

 

Florida

Britton Hill   345’

 

Georgia

Brasstown Bald   4,784’

 

Hawaii

Mauna Kea   13,803’

 

Idaho

Borah Peak   12,668’

 

Illinois

Charles Mound   1,235’

 

Indiana

Hoosier Hill   1,257’

 

Iowa

Hawkeye Point   1,670’

 

Kansas

Mount Sunflower   4,039’

 

Kentucky

Black Mountain   4,145’

 

Louisiana

Driskill Mountain   535’

 

Maine

Mount Katahdin   5,268’

 

Maryland

Hoye-Crest   3,360’

 

Massachusetts

Mount Greylock   3,492’

 

Michigan

Mount Arvon   1,979’

 

Minnesota

Eagle Mountain   2,301’

 

Mississippi

Woodall Mountain   806’

 

Missouri

Taum Sauk Mountain   1,772’

 

Montana

Granite Peak   12,807’

 

Nebraska

Panorama Point   5,424’

 

Nevada

Boundary Peak   13,147’

 

New Hampshire

Mount Washington   6,288’

 

New Jersey

High Point   1,803’

 

New Mexico

Wheeler Peak   13,167’

 

New York

Mount Marcy   5,344’

 

North Carolina

Mount Mitchell   6,684’

 

North Dakota

White Butte   3,506’

 

Ohio

Campbell Hill   1,549’

 

Oklahoma

Black Mesa   4,973’

 

Oregon

Mount Hood   11,249’

 

Pennsylvania

Mount Davis   3,213’

 

Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill   812’

 

South Carolina

Sassafras Mountain   3,560’

 

South Dakota

Harney Peak   7,244’

 

Tennessee

Clingmans Dome   6,643’

 

Texas

Guadalupe Peak   8,751’

 

Utah

Kings Peak   13,528’

 

Vermont

Mount Mansfield   4,395’

 

Virginia

Mount Rogers   5,729’

 

Washington

Mount Rainier   14,410’

 

West Virginia

Spruce Knob   4,863’

 

Wisconsin

Timms Hill   1,951’

 

Wyoming

Gannett Peak   13,809’

 

 

                            

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