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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area848 
2.PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex515 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area479 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area  
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area  
6.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area  
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
9.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area  
10.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains  
11.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area  
12.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains  
12.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains  
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains  
15.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains  
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains0 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
18.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges  
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains0 
19.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains  
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges  
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains  
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains  
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains  
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges  
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands  
31.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands  
32.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains  
33.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau  
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau  
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains  
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau  
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau  
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau  
40.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau  
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau  
44.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau  
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau  
46.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau  
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau  
48.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau  
49.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau  
50.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau  
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau  
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau  
53.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau  
54.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau  
55.MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau0 

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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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