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West Virginia County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains0
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges 
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area 
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area 
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau 
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau 
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains 
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains 
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains 
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains 
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau 
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau 
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges 
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau 
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau 
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2781
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges 
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau 
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area 
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau 
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 

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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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