My family and I have set an ambitious goal to visit all 50 United States. When visiting a new state many of us plan on going to the state capital or the largest city, but we decided to take a different approach. Since we love nature and geography is one of the many factors that sets many states apart from one another we have decided to visit the highest points in every state.

Hills, Peaks, And Mountains

The highest points in every state range from hills and peaks that are a quick hike of just 345 feet high, to mountains that are over 14,000 feet above sea level. Before we set out to each location we learn about the wildlife and geography that make each location unique. We also research fun facts like what the state flag looks like, the state motto, state bird, and the regional food each area is known for. We even take a look at all the different license plate designs.

You Don’t Have To Go All The Way To The Top

Traveling to your state’s highest elevation doesn’t mean you have to go all the way to the top. For example, if you live in or visit Washington state you may not have the gear or the physical capacity to hike to the 14,410 peak of Mt. Rainier. In fact, hiking to the top is quite dangerous. But you can go to Mt. Rainier National Park where you will enjoy a stunning view of the mountain and forest, and you can hike on the lower trails. Always plan your day around lookouts, waterfalls, and other natural attractions. Many high point locations also have nearby museums and maybe even a campground.

Each State’s Highest Point

A high point sightseeing adventure is perfect for family adventures, educational school field trips, and research assignments, vacation ideas, and more! Here are the highest points in every state:

Delaware Highest PointEbright Azimuth, DE448
Florida Highest PointBritton Hill, FL345
Georgia Highest PointBrasstown Bald, GA4,784
Hawaii Highest PointMauna Kea, HI13,796
Idaho Highest PointBorah Peak, ID12,662
Illinois Highest PointCharles Mound, IL1,235
Indiana Highest PointHoosier Hill Point, IN1,257
Iowa Highest PointHawkeye Point, IA1,670
Kansas Highest PointMt. Sunflower, KS4,039
Kentucky Highest PointBlack Mt., KY4,139
Louisiana Highest PointDriskill Mt., LA535
Maine Highest PointMt. Katahdin, ME5,267
Maryland Highest PointBackbone Mt., MD3,360
Massachusetts Highest PointMt. Greylock, MA3,487
Michigan Highest PointMt. Arvon, MI1,979
Minnesota Highest PointEagle Mt., MN2,301
Mississippi Highest PointWoodall Mt., MS806
Missouri Highest PointTaum Sauk Mt., MO1,772
Montana Highest PointGranite Peak, MT12,799
Nebraska Highest PointPanorama Point, NE5,424
Nevada Highest PointBoundary Peak, NV13,140
New Hampshire Highest PointMt. Washington, NH6,288
New Jersey Highest PointHigh Point, NJ1,803
New Mexico Highest PointWheeler Peak, NM13,161
New York Highest PointMt. Marcy, NY5,344
North Carolina Highest PointMt. Mitchell, NC6,684
North Dakota Highest PointWhite Butte, ND3,506
Ohio Highest PointCampbell Hill, OH1,549
Oklahoma Highest PointBlack Mesa, OK4,973
Oregon Highest PointMt. Hood, OR11,239
Pennsylvania Highest PointMt. Davis, PA3,213
Rhode Island Highest PointJerimoth Hill, RI812
South Carolina Highest PointSassafras Mt., SC3,560
South Dakota Highest PointHarney Peak, SD7,242
Tennessee Highest PointClingmans Dome, TN6,643
Texas Highest PointGuadalupe Peak, TX8,749
Utah Highest PointKings Peak, UT13,528
Vermont Highest PointMt. Mansfield, VT4,393
Virginia Highest PointMt. Rogers, VA5,729
Washington Highest PointMt. Rainier, WA14,410
West Virginia Highest PointSpruce Knob, WV4,861
Wisconsin Highest PointTimms Hill, WI1,951
Wyoming Highest PointGannett Peak, WY13,804
Happy Hiking!
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