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Information on finding and hiking the US county highpoints. Navigate or take a web site tour by following the red trail in the topographic chart at right.

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County Highpoint Trip Reports

As of November 2014 there are just over 7,800 county highpoint trip reports, several dozen for National Park highpoints and a small number for National Monuments. Additional reports are available by linking to external websites. Some of these reports are available only by special request from the webmaster.

To view county highpoint reports click on relevant state(s) from the following map. Some reports may no longer be valid. Hence for a given county they should be reviewed in reverse chronological order. Other reports provide little substantive information, yet are retained after a community-wide discussion for their potential historical and/or entertainment value. The reader determines which reports are of value for his specific goals - not the webmaster. Hence all reports are presented.

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Disclaimer

Attempting to reach some of the points listed in this web site can be dangerous, and could lead to accidents resulting in injury or death. Some of the summits lie in rugged and isolated regions, where even minor mishaps can escalate into a life threatening crisis. Other locations lie on private property, military bases, and other areas where access is restricted. Trespassing in these areas can result in being arrested, shot at, or worse. Right of access to these areas is constantly changing, and access in the past does not guarantee present access. By use of these web pages, the reader hereby releases the trip report authors, trip report compiler, and webmaster from liability for any injury, including but not limited to monetary loss, death, and other damages that might in any way be connected with this web site.