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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Robert Kleffner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 120, or 0%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1899549 
2.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains10627 
3.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74919 
4.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains7056 
5.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6896 
6.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau6207 
7.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau5913 
8.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains5554 
9.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau5003 
9.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau5000 
11.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau4954 
12.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4802 
12.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau4802 
14.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4404 
14.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4408 
16.LeslieChestnut Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4006 
17.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau3985 
18.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3945 
19.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau3803 
19.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau3800 
19.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau38015 
19.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3807 
23.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau36210 
24.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau34218 
25.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3408 
26.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau3306 
27.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3288 
28.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau3261 
29.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3204 
29.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau3204 
29.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3206 
32.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau3075 
33.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau30637 
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau3033 
35.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau3004 
36.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau29410 
37.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau2880 
38.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain2808 
39.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2606 
39.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau2604 
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau2520 
42.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau2474 
43.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2401 
43.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau2408 
43.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau2402 
43.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau24013 
43.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2408 
43.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau2403 
49.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau2385 
50.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau2290 
51.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2239 
52.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2208 
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau2208 
54.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2108 
55.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau20712 
56.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau20010 
57.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1958 
58.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau19313 
59.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1886 
60.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau1808 
61.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau17812 
62.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau1661 
63.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau16015 
63.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1605 
65.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau1586 
66.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1406 
67.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau13013 
67.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau1306 
67.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1308 
67.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee13011 
71.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1248 
72.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1216 
73.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1207 
73.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1207 
73.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1207 
73.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1205 
73.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau12011 
73.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1206 
79.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau1071 
80.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1007 
80.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1006 
82.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau937 
83.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau856 
84.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau807 
84.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau808 
84.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau8012 
84.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau8016 
84.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau808 
89.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau709 
90.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau699 
91.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau605 
91.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau609 
91.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau6010 
91.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau609 
91.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee609 
96.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau408 
96.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau405 
96.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau4013 
96.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4011 
96.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4014 
96.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau4010 
96.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau4016 
96.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee4010 
104.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau308 
105.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2311 
106.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau207 
106.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau205 
106.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau208 
106.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee209 
106.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2013 
111.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee89 
112.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau35 
113.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain010 
113.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau06 
113.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau06 
113.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau031 
113.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau09 
113.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau06 
113.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee09 
120.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 8 

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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 Kentucky, 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified.


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