County High Points


Congratulations web wanderer, you have discovered cyber headquarters for info on finding and hiking the US county summits.

The 3141 US county high points range from the 20,300' summit of Mount McKinley, the highest point in Denali Borough Alaska, to the 10' high swamp that surmounts Terrebonne Parish Louisiana. Between these extremes lie many peaks, hills, and knolls that are of interest to a growing group of county high point fanatics.

Conquering counties is the ideal form of recreation - it exercises body and mind, boosts your navagating skills, and minimizes your exposure to cathode ray tubes. Unfortunately, there are hazards to watch for. The weather can be foul on Mount Fairweather (AK), Grand Teton (Teton co. WY) has some off trail sections, and Fort Bragg (Cumberland co. NC) has a strict dress code.

The information that follows will complete your county curriculum. If you know of any facts, stats, accomplishments, addresses, etc that are of interest, feel free to pester Andy Martin. List lovers will enjoy the County Highpoint Frontrunners compilation of every county feat known to man. Here you will find the mountain climbed 4000 times and counting, the leader in the race to conquer Texas, the All American County, and many more amazing feats & facts. Note that there is an email newsletter for county lovers. The county craze has even infected Great Britain. If you know of similar activities in other nations, please drop us a line. To fool junk email posters, the string "county" is added to most email addresses on this page. You will need to remove this before sending email.




Sources of Information

High point locators, with some of the states they worked on

Rising Stars