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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2781 
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area  
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area  
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area  
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area  
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains  
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area  
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains  
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains  
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains  
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains  
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains0 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges  
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0 
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains  
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges  
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains  
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains  
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains  
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges  
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands  
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands  
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains  
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau  
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau  
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains  
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau  
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau  
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau  
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau  
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau  
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau  
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau  
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau  
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau  
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau  
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau  
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau  
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau  
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau  
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau  
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in West Virginia, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.
  • Latitude-longitude values for peaks researched manually by myself and may not show all various subareas.


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