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Geography of United States High Points

List of the Highest Point in Each U.S. State

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Mount McKinley - Highest Peak

Mount McKinley, the highest point in Alaska and in the United States.

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The United States of America is the third largest country in the world based on population and land area. The U.S. has a total area of 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 sq km) and is divided into 50 different states. The topography of these states varies from the flat low-lying areas of Florida to the rugged mountains of states like Alaska and Colorado.

The following is a list of the highest points in each of the 50 U.S. states arranged in order of elevation:

1) Alaska: Mount McKinley (or Denali) at 20,320 feet (6,193 m)

2) California: Mount Whitney at 14,495 feet (4,418 m)

3) Colorado: Mount Elbert at 14,433 feet (4,399 m)

4) Washington: Mount Rainier at 14,411 feet (4,392 m)

5) Wyoming: Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet (4,207 m)

6) Hawaii: Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet (4,205 m)

7) Utah: King's Peak at 13,528 feet (4,123 m)

8) New Mexico: Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet (4,011 m)

9) Nevada: Boundary Peak at 13,140 feet (4,005 m)

10) Montana: Granite Peak at 12,799 feet (3,901 m)

11) Idaho: Borah Peak at 12,662 feet (3,859 m)

12) Arizona: Humphrey's Peak at 12,633 feet (3,850 m)

13) Oregon: Mount Hood at 11,239 feet (3,425 m)

14) Texas: Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet (2,667 m)

15) South Dakota: Harney Peak at 7,242 feet (2,207 m)

16) North Carolina: Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m)

17) Tennessee: Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet (2,025 m)

18) New Hampshire: Mount Washington at 6,288 feet (1,916 m)

19) Virginia: Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet (1,746 m)

20) Nebraska: Panorama Point at 5,426 feet (1,654 m)

21) New York: Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet (1,628 m)

22) Maine: Katahdin at 5,268 feet (1,605 m)

23) Oklahoma: Black Mesa at 4,973 feet (1,515 m)

24) West Virginia: Spruce Knob at 4,861 feet (1,481 m)

25) Georgia: Brasstown Bald at 4,783 feet (1,458 m)

26) Vermont: Mount Mansfield at 4,393 feet (1,339 m)

27) Kentucky: Black Mountain at 4,139 feet (1,261 m)

28) Kansas: Mount Sunflower at 4,039 feet (1,231 m)

29) South Carolina: Sassafras Mountain at 3,554 feet (1,083 m)

30) North Dakota: White Butte at 3,506 feet (1,068 m)

31) Massachusetts: Mount Greylock at 3,488 feet (1,063 m)

32) Maryland: Backbone Mountain at 3,360 feet (1,024 m)

33) Pennsylvania: Mount Davis at 3,213 feet (979 m)

34) Arkansas: Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet (839 m)

35) Alabama: Cheaha Mountain at 2,405 feet (733 m)

36) Connecticut: Mount Frissell at 2,372 feet (723 m)

37) Minnesota: Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet (701 m)

38) Michigan: Mount Arvon at 1,978 feet (603 m)

39) Wisconsin: Timms Hill at 1,951 feet (594 m)

40) New Jersey: High Point at 1,803 feet (549 m)

41) Missouri: Taum Sauk Mountain at 1,772 feet (540 m)

42) Iowa: Hawkeye Point at 1,670 feet (509 m)

43) Ohio: Campbell Hill at 1,549 feet (472 m)

44) Indiana: Hoosier Hill at 1,257 feet (383 m)

45) Illinois: Charles Mound at 1,235 feet (376 m)

46) Rhode Island: Jerimoth Hill at 812 feet (247 m)

47) Mississippi: Woodall Mountain at 806 feet (245 m)

48) Louisiana: Driskill Mountain at 535 feet (163 m)

49) Delaware: Ebright Azimuth at 442 feet (135 m)

50) Florida: Britton Hill at 345 feet (105 m)

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