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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain1262Black Mountain579 
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak1134Black Mountain  
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark1036Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
5.LesliePeters Knob792Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark768Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point719Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
8.KnoxKnox County High Point708Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
9.FloydFloyd County High Point707Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast681Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point677Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain660Southern Cumberland Mountains  
13.CaseyGreen River Knob545Central Cumberland Plateau  
14.WayneMiller Benchmark545Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point543Southern Cumberland Plateau  
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point536Central Cumberland Plateau  
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point524Central Cumberland Plateau  
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope512Central Cumberland Plateau0 
19.MadisonBear Mountain506Central Cumberland Plateau  
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge500Central Cumberland Plateau  
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout500Northern Cumberland Plateau  
22.JacksonCruse Ridge498Central Cumberland Plateau  
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark494Northern Cumberland Plateau  
24.MartinMartin County High Point490Northern Cumberland Plateau  
25.EstillZion Mountain461Central Cumberland Plateau  
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point451Northern Cumberland Plateau  
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob451Northern Cumberland Plateau  
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain441Northern Cumberland Plateau  
29.PowellPilot Knob439Northern Cumberland Plateau  
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point439Central Cumberland Plateau  
31.RowanLimestone Knob437Northern Cumberland Plateau  
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point435Northern Cumberland Plateau  
33.FlemingSand Mountain433Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.MorganMorgan County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.LewisLewis County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point427Central Cumberland Plateau  
37.BathTater Knob423Northern Cumberland Plateau  
38.LeeLee County High Point417Central Cumberland Plateau  
39.BoyleParksville Knob416Central Cumberland Plateau  
40.ElliottElliott County High Point415Northern Cumberland Plateau  
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point402Northern Cumberland Plateau  
42.CarterCarter County High Point398Northern Cumberland Plateau  
43.MarionPutnam Knob384Central Cumberland Plateau  
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point366Central Cumberland Plateau  
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point366Northern Cumberland Plateau  
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark362Central Cumberland Plateau  
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point360Central Cumberland Plateau  
48.HartFrenchman Knob354Central Cumberland Plateau  
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point348Central Cumberland Plateau  
50.RussellRussell County High Point347Central Cumberland Plateau  
50.BoydBoyd County High Point347Northern Cumberland Plateau  
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point341Southern Cumberland Plateau  
52.ClarkClark County High Point341Northern Cumberland Plateau  
52.AdairAdair County High Point341Central Cumberland Plateau  
55.LarueLarue County High Point335Central Cumberland Plateau  
56.NelsonRohan Knob332Central Cumberland Plateau  
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau  
57.FayetteFayette County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau  
59.BarrenLoves Knob326Central Cumberland Plateau  
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau  
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau  
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point323Northern Cumberland Plateau  
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point320Northern Cumberland Plateau  
64.GreenGreen County High Point317Central Cumberland Plateau  
65.HardinBlueball Hill311Central Cumberland Plateau  
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point311Central Cumberland Plateau  
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point308Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill305Central Cumberland Plateau  
68.GrantGrant County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.OwenOwen County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.BrackenBracken County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MasonMason County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MercerMercer County High Point305Central Cumberland Plateau  
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau  
75.BullittDawson Knob299Central Cumberland Plateau  
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge296Central Cumberland Plateau  
77.ToddPilot Rock294Central Cumberland Plateau  
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge294Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.AllenAllen County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.BooneBoone County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau  
79.HenryHenry County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau  
79.KentonKenton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau  
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope290Central Cumberland Plateau0 
84.WarrenPilot Knob290Central Cumberland Plateau  
86.FranklinWarfield BM287Central Cumberland Plateau  
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point287Central Cumberland Plateau  
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point283Northern Cumberland Plateau  
89.SimpsonPilot Knob283Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.OldhamOldham County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau  
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau  
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills275Central Cumberland Plateau  
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point274Central Cumberland Plateau  
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point268Central Cumberland Plateau  
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW265Central Cumberland Plateau  
98.CrittendenWilson Hill257Central Cumberland Plateau  
99.HancockHancock County High Point256Central Cumberland Plateau  
100.ButlerButler County High Point250Central Cumberland Plateau  
101.TriggBuie Knob248Central Cumberland Plateau  
102.OhioOhio County High Point244Central Cumberland Plateau  
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point234Central Cumberland Plateau  
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point232Central Cumberland Plateau  
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff230Central Cumberland Plateau  
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point222Central Cumberland Plateau  
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point207Central Cumberland Plateau  
108.UnionChalybeate Hills205Central Cumberland Plateau  
109.LyonLeitch BM204Central Cumberland Plateau  
110.McLeanBarrett Hill201Central Cumberland Plateau  
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point195Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
111.WebsterSteamport Hill195Central Cumberland Plateau  
113.HendersonWolf Hills179Central Cumberland Plateau  
114.GravesGraves County High Point177Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
117.HickmanHickman County High Point155Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.FultonFulton County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.BallardBallard County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  

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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 Kentucky, 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 1995 by Carl Mills and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by John Hasch via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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