The highest point in every US state

Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii.

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Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii.
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When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes.

On one end of the spectrum, Alaska’s Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level.

On the other end, you have Florida’s Britton Hill, which tops out at just 345 feet above sea level, making Florida the state with the lowest high point in the US.

We compiled a list of all 50 state high points, as well as the District of Columbia’s, according to measurements from Geology.com. It probably won’t surprise any geography buffs that virtually of America’s tallest peaks are in the West, while most of the lowest high points are in the Midwest and the Deep South.

Read on to find the highest point in each US state, and see how your state’s tallest peak stacks up against the rest.


51. Florida — Britton Hill, 345 feet above sea level

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50. District of Columbia — Point Reno, 409 feet above sea level

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49. Delaware — Ebright Azimuth, 447 feet above sea level

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48. Louisiana — Driskill Mountain, 535 feet above sea level

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47. Mississippi — Woodall Mountain, 807 feet above sea level

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46. Rhode Island — Jerimoth Hill, 811 feet above sea level

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45. Illinois — Charles Mound, 1,235 feet above sea level

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44. Indiana — Hoosier Hill, 1,257 feet above sea level

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43. Ohio — Campbell Hill, 1,549 feet above sea level

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42. Iowa — Hawkeye Point, 1,671 feet above sea level

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41. Missouri — Taum Sauk Mountain, 1,772 feet above sea level

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40. New Jersey — High Point, 1,803 feet above sea level

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39. Wisconsin — Timms Hill, 1,951 feet above sea level

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38. Michigan — Mount Arvon, 1,979 feet above sea level

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37. Minnesota — Eagle Mountain, 2,302 feet above sea level

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36. Connecticut — Mount Frissell (southwest shoulder), 2,379 feet above sea level

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35. Alabama — Cheaha Mountain, 2,413 feet above sea level

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34. Arkansas — Mount Magazine, 2,753 feet above sea level

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33. Pennsylvania — Mount Davis, 3,213 feet above sea level

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32. Maryland – Hoye-Crest, 3,360 feet above sea level

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31. Massachusetts — Mount Greylock, 3,489 feet above sea level

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30. North Dakota — White Butte, 3,508 feet above sea level

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29. South Carolina — Sassafras Mountain, 3,560 feet above sea level

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28. Kansas — Mount Sunflower, 4,041 feet above sea level

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27. Kentucky — Black Mountain, 4,145 feet above sea level

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26. Vermont — Mount Mansfield, 4,395 feet above sea level

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25. Georgia — Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet above sea level

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24. West Virginia — Spruce Knob, 4,863 feet above sea level

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23. Oklahoma — Black Mesa, 4,975 feet above sea level

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22. Maine — Mount Katahdin, 5,270 feet above sea level

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21. New York — Mount Marcy, 5,343 feet above sea level

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20. Nebraska — Panorama Point, 5,427 feet above sea level

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19. Virginia — Mount Rogers, 5,729 feet above sea level

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18. New Hampshire — Mount Washington, 6,288 feet above sea level

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17. Tennessee — Clingmans Dome, 6,643 feet above sea level

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16. North Carolina — Mount Mitchell, 6,684 feet above sea level

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15. South Dakota — Black Elk Peak, 7,244 feet above sea level

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14. Texas — Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 feet above sea level

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13. Oregon — Mount Hood, 11,249 feet above sea level

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12. Arizona — Humphreys Peak, 12,637 feet above sea level

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11. Idaho — Borah Peak, 12,668 feet above sea level

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10. Montana — Granite Peak, 12,807 feet above sea level

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9. Nevada — Boundary Peak, 13,147 feet above sea level

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8. New Mexico — Wheeler Peak, 13,167 feet above sea level

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7. Utah — Kings Peak, 13,534 feet above sea level

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6. Hawaii — Mauna Kea, 13,803 feet above sea level

Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii.

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5. Wyoming — Gannett Peak, 13,809 feet above sea level

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4. Washington — Mount Rainier, 14,417 feet above sea level

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3. Colorado — Mount Elbert, 14,440 feet above sea level

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2. California — Mount Whitney, 14,505 feet above sea level

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1. Alaska — Denali, 20,310 feet above sea level

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