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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 Rogers2449904
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449904
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040166
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area213047
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex152823
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge39620
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge127725
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area242366
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area609144
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges204172
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain64044
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825162
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825162
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain204371
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers56057
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227270
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227270
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges95215
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783146
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148353
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148353
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge137151
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain026
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges12032
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge144838
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain043
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge44734
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain017
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650126
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains142620
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex19918
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section085
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90044
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge41258
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge117115
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1154136
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section110970
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges149323
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74921
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge021
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges80414
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge31317
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge126561
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex1758
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge109818
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area42043
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge043
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge88040
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge10910
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont73012
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain16715
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge46054
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges28015
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8448
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 7
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge015
57.CampbellLong Mountain1435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area57517
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area6021
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge37928
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section49712
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area2015
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont40111
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont014
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section07
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges024
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont8314
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont14019
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont3016
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 8
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge016
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont209
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont7612
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont016
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont5020
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont6521
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont011
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont3216
78.FairfaxFairfax County High Point520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge23058
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont1009
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont6010
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont16019
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge4049
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont3711
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge9712
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge8459
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge046
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont1017
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont8312
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont1012
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont2017
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont1011
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont7011
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3039
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge041
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont08
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3042
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont109
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 19
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont706
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont405
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont109
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont102
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont404
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont1512
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont1010
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont104
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont106
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont04
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont04
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont019
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont405
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont4011
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont208
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont3019
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont204
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont103
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont02
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 7
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont89
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont256
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 10
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont157
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont139
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont1012
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont06
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont336
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva3321
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva2820
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont3613
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont238
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont186
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont313
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont37

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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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