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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2801 
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1728 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1610 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area660 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area1000 
6.GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area240 
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area769 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area191 
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1427 
11.NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area225 
12.RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480 
12.WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains235 
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains660 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
17.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains  
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges927 
19.MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains480 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains  
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges280 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains378 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands40 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges40 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains123 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1132 
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands  
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands  
32.LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains280 
33.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau140 
34.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau504 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge633 
36.WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau460 
37.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains186 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau480 
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250 
40.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau460 
40.WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau320 
42.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau384 
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau200 
44.TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau260 
45.OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau80 
46.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau495 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau192 
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau203 
49.WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau399 
50.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau388 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau290 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau228 
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau345 
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau149 
55.MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau40 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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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