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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
 PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2801 
 PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1728 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1610 
 TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area  
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area  
 GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area  
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area  
 SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area  
 RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
 PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains20 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains  
 UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains80 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands40 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges40 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains  
 BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands  
 MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands  
 LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains  
 HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 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.


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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