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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491074
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491074
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040203
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area213053
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex152825
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge39622
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge127732
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area242379
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area609162
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges204189
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain64049
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825190
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825190
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain204388
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers56060
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227277
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227277
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges95217
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783174
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148438
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148438
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge137162
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain029
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges12038
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge144842
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain049
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge44740
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain021
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650147
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains142622
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex19919
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section098
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90050
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge41270
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge117117
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1154154
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section110984
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges149326
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74922
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge024
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges80417
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge31320
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge126571
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex17512
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge109821
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area42054
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge050
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge88045
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge10913
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont73014
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain16722
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge46069
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges28016
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8449
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 8
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge018
57.CampbellLong Mountain1435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area57521
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area6026
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge37934
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section49713
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area2018
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont40112
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont017
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section08
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges029
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont8316
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont14021
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont3018
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 15
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge022
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont2012
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont7613
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont019
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont5026
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont6530
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont012
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont3219
78.FairfaxFairfax County High Point520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge23068
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont10012
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont6016
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont16023
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge4055
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont3713
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge9712
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge8468
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge052
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont1019
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont8317
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont1015
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont2020
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont1013
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont7014
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3043
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge046
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont010
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3046
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont1011
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 23
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont707
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont406
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont1010
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont103
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont406
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont1514
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont1012
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont105
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont107
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont05
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont024
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont06
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont407
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont4012
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont209
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont3022
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont205
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont104
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont04
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 12
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont810
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont257
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 15
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont158
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont1310
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont1014
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont07
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont337
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva3324
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva2823
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont3616
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont2312
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont1810
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont316
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont38

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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 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 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the web site, and manually verified.


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