Geography of United States High Points

Denali National Park and Mount McKinley
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The United States of America is the third-largest country in the world based on population and land area. It has a total area of 3,794,100 square miles divided into 50 states. The topography of the states varies from the flat, low-lying areas of Florida to the rugged mountainous western states like Alaska and Colorado.

The Highest Points In the U.S.

This list notes the highest point in each state: 

  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)
  1. Maine: Katahdin at 5,268 feet (1,605 m)
  2. Oklahoma: Black Mesa at 4,973 feet (1,515 m)
  3. West Virginia: Spruce Knob at 4,861 feet (1,481 m)
  4. Georgia: Brasstown Bald at 4,783 feet (1,458 m)
  5. Vermont: Mount Mansfield at 4,393 feet (1,339 m)
  6. Kentucky: Black Mountain at 4,139 feet (1,261 m)
  7. Kansas: Mount Sunflower at 4,039 feet (1,231 m)
  8. South Carolina: Sassafras Mountain at 3,554 feet (1,083 m)
  9. North Dakota: White Butte at 3,506 feet (1,068 m)
  10. Massachusetts: Mount Greylock at 3,488 feet (1,063 m)
  11. Maryland: Backbone Mountain at 3,360 feet (1,024 m)
  12. Pennsylvania: Mount Davis at 3,213 feet (979 m)
  13. Arkansas: Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet (839 m)
  14. Alabama: Cheaha Mountain at 2,405 feet (733 m)
  15. Connecticut: Mount Frissell at 2,372 feet (723 m)
  16. Minnesota: Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet (701 m)
  17. Michigan: Mount Arvon at 1,978 feet (603 m)
  18. Wisconsin: Timms Hill at 1,951 feet (594 m)
  19. New Jersey: High Point at 1,803 feet (549 m)
  20. Missouri: Taum Sauk Mountain at 1,772 feet (540 m)
  21. Iowa: Hawkeye Point at 1,670 feet (509 m)
  22. Ohio: Campbell Hill at 1,549 feet (472 m)
  1. Indiana: Hoosier Hill at 1,257 feet (383 m)
  2. Illinois: Charles Mound at 1,235 feet (376 m)
  3. Rhode Island: Jerimoth Hill at 812 feet (247 m)
  4. Mississippi: Woodall Mountain at 806 feet (245 m)
  5. Louisiana: Driskill Mountain at 535 feet (163 m)
  6. Delaware: Ebright Azimuth at 442 feet (135 m)
  7. Florida: Britton Hill at 345 feet (105 m)