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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