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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2781961
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex168839
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area157036
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60034
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92023
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18037
7.MonroeWrights Peak4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges123319
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74915
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1518
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140719
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18511
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140023
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140023
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19519
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62020
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10050
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains015
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8879
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42010
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains012
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands07
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24013
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains010
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands038
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108220
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges028
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10315
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges111232
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands034
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands036
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20014
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46411
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10017
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62345
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1668
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42014
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44013
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25016
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3648
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42013
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1609
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22010
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47510
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4019
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17216
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18318
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36815
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3799
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2708
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20812
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3259
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297
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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