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Old 05-19-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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IMO I would probably have to vote Oregon and Washington and Utah as being among the hilliest, considering the fact that the majority of those states are covered by mountains. Your choices?
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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In the Eastern US, I would pick West Virginia. It may not have the highest peaks in the East, let alone the western US, but unlike other states that have mountains (i.e. VA, NC, GA, SC, PA, MD, NY, etc.) but also have considerable area that is gently rolling topography or flat, West Virginia is just about entirely mountainous or at least very hill terrain.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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i believe good portions of Washington, Oregon and Utah are flat, 'high desert'.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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According to a study done a few years ago, West Virginia is the hilliest in the nation, and Florida is the flattest. And based on some of what others have noticed, some states that are very hilly in spots rank lower than you'd think on account of huge areas of flat desert, river basin or coastal plain.

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Old 05-19-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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Science: Several U.S. States, Led by Florida, Are Flatter Than a Pancake - The Atlantic

Here's a map with each state ranked. The lower the number, the flatter the state. Mountains don't really make much difference, as much of the rest of those states are flat.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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According to a study done a few years ago, West Virginia is the hilliest in the nation, and Florida is the flattest. And based on some of what others have noticed, some states that are very hilly in spots rank lower than you'd think on account of huge areas of flat desert, river basin or coastal plain.

The Flattest U.S. States? Not What You Think
Shocked that Indiana isn't one of the flattest.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Shocked that Indiana isn't one of the flattest.
Twelfth flattest...in the bottom quarter.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Twelfth flattest...in the bottom quarter.
I meant I was expecting it to be in the top 5 flattest.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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i believe good portions of Washington, Oregon and Utah are flat, 'high desert'.
I think you'll find that in most any state, the flat areas are where the good portions are and the hilly areas are where the lunatics, malcontents and miscreants can be found.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Shocked that Indiana isn't one of the flattest.
Take a drive on I-64 from Louisville to Evansville, and Indiana's ranking will make more sense.
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