The Highest Point in Every State

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46. Virginia
> Highest peak: Mount Rogers
> Elevation above sea level: 5,729 ft.
> Coordinates: 36.7° N, 81.5° W

Mount Rogers is a popular tourist destination, offering numerous different outdoor activities. Visitors can hike, swim, ride horses, and even cross-country ski during the winter. The area has 500 miles of trails and welcomes over 1 million visitors annually.

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47. Washington
> Highest peak: Mount Rainier
> Elevation above sea level: 14,411 ft.
> Coordinates: 46.9° N, 121.8° W

Though it may be enticing to climbers and hikers in the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier should be viewed with some caution. The United States Geological Survey reports that Rainier is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the country, and it may go off with little or no warning.

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48. West Virginia
> Highest peak: Spruce Knob
> Elevation above sea level: 4,863 ft.
> Coordinates: 38.7° N, 79.5° W

Spruce Knob towers over the rest of West Virginia and the entire Allegheny Mountain range. There is an observation deck at the top of the mountain, offering a full view of the surrounding area.

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49. Wisconsin
> Highest peak: Timms Hill
> Elevation above sea level: 1,951 ft.
> Coordinates: 45.5° N, 90.2° W

Timms Hill sits between Timms Lake and Bass Lake, making it an optimal fishing destination. During the colder months, the hill is still accessible by snowmobile and offers a place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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50. Wyoming
> Highest peak: Gannett Peak
> Elevation above sea level: 13,804 ft.
> Coordinates: 43.2° N, 109.7° W

Gannett Peak in Wyoming is reserved for only the most experienced mountaineers and climbers. The tallest of the Wind River mountain range is extremely remote and challenging to climb. Most people need several days to get to the top.