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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811054
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex168842
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area157036
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60039
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92025
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18038
7.MonroeWrights Peak4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges123320
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74916
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1519
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140722
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18513
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140026
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140026
14.BoonePilot Knob - Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19521
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62021
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain - Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10056
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain - Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains015
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges88710
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42016
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains012
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain - Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands08
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain - Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24016
23.LoganBurning Rock - Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains011
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands044
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108221
27.MorganCacapon Mountain - Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges034
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10316
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges111240
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands040
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands043
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20015
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46412
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10021
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge - Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62349
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1668
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42014
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44015
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25019
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3649
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42014
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1609
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22013
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47511
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4020
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17217
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18319
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36816
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau37910
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2708
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20812
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau32511
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1298
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau09

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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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