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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 Area183 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area280 
6.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area55 
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area228 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area46 
10.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains429 
11.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area56 
12.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains426 
12.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains426 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains60 
15.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains189 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains  
18.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges270 
19.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains128 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains  
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains103 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains329 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains31 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339 
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands  
31.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands  
32.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains61 
33.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau141 
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau31 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190 
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains51 
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau134 
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76 
40.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau111 
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau128 
42.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau73 
42.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau48 
44.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau67 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau144 
46.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau12 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau52 
48.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau55 
49.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau112 
50.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau115 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau82 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau63 
53.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau99 
54.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau39 
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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