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High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail

Showing Chris Gilsdorf's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 88, or 22.73%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
37.VA-BedfordApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area 
37.VA-BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area 
88.NY-WestchesterBailey Benchmark299Southern Taconic Range2006-11-22
32.VA-GilesBald Knob1329South-Central Appalachian Ridges 
25.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 
85.NJ-PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands2011-12-30
71.PA-SchuylkillBears Head638Anthracite Ridges 
16.TN-UnicoiBig Bald1681Bald Mountains 
43.GA-GilmerBig Bald Mountain1242Georgia Blue Ridge 
60.VA-AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain1033Shenandoah-South Section 
76.PA-DauphinBig Lick Mountain540Anthracite Ridges 
41.ME-SomersetBigelow Mountain1263Rangeley-Stratton Ranges 
28.GA-LumpkinBlood Mountain1353Georgia Blue Ridge 
68.VA-FauquierBlue Mountain672Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
79.PA-BerksBlue Mountain-Berks County High Point512Blue Mountain 
80.PA-LehighBlue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point510Blue Mountain 
78.PA-NorthamptonBlue Mountain-Northampton County High Point517Blue Mountain 
65.PA-CumberlandBlue Mountain-Perry/Cumberland High Point692Blue Mountain 
65.PA-PerryBlue Mountain-Perry/Cumberland High Point692Blue Mountain 
73.VA-LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point585Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
72.VA-ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark590Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
77.WV-JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
64.NY-DutchessBrace Mountain708Southern Taconic Range1999-06
23.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald1458Georgia Blue Ridge2001-06-14
23.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald1458Georgia Blue Ridge2001-06-14
74.MD-FrederickCatoctin Mountain579South Mountain-Catoctin 
30.VA-BlandChestnut Ridge1344Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-14
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-14
42.VA-WytheComers Rock1244Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers 
40.GA-FanninCowpen Mountain1265Georgia Blue Ridge 
27.VA-AugustaElliott Knob1360North Mountain Area 
54.VT-BenningtonEquinox Mountain1170Northern Taconic 
86.CT-FairfieldFairfield County High Point393Southern Taconic Range2006-03-19
33.VA-RockinghamFlagpole Knob1329Shenandoah Mountain 
61.VT-WindsorGillespie Peak1026Central Green Mountains2006-05-14
9.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains 
22.TN-GreeneGravel Knob1479Bald Mountains 
48.VA-MadisonHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section 
48.VA-PageHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section 
57.VA-GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge1109Shenandoah-Middle Section 
75.NJ-SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2000-04-26
59.VA-WarrenHogback Mountain1059Shenandoah-North Section 
34.TN-SullivanHolston High Point1305NE Tennessee Ranges 
12.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains 
19.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin1606Katahdin Area2001-08-02
36.VT-RutlandKillington Peak1291Central Green Mountains2005-10-02
67.PA-MonroeKistler Ledge675Pocono Plateau 
83.NJ-WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain 
69.PA-CarbonLake Mountain664Pocono Plateau 
63.CT-LitchfieldMount Frissell-South Slope723Southern Taconic Range1999-06
58.MA-BerkshireMount Greylock1063Berkshire Hills1999-12-27
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 
20.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette1597Franconia Area2006-02
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains2001-06-14
10.VA-GraysonMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2001-06-15
10.VA-SmythMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2001-06-15
6.NH-CoösMount Washington1917Presidential Range2000-07-12
5.TN-CockeOld Black1942Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 
39.ME-OxfordOld Speck1268Mahoosuc Range 
44.WV-MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges 
53.VA-RoanokePoor Mountain1197South Virginia Blue Ridge 
55.VA-MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak1146South Virginia Blue Ridge 
70.MD-WashingtonQuirauk Mountain652South Mountain-Catoctin 
26.GA-RabunRabun Bald1431South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
7.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains 
7.TN-CarterRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains 
87.NY-RocklandRockhouse Mountain391Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
45.VA-AmherstRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
45.VA-RockbridgeRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
50.NH-CarrollSandwich Mountain-Carroll County Highpoint1207Sandwich Range 
21.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region 
81.NY-OrangeSchunnemunk Mountain507Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
84.NY-PutnamScofield Ridge469Hudson-Jersey Highlands2006-11-22
15.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak1682Beech-Snake-Rich 
17.NC-ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge 
17.NC-MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge 
82.PA-LebanonStony Mountain503Anthracite Ridges 
51.VT-WindhamStratton Mountain1201Southern Green Mountains 
35.ME-FranklinSugarloaf Mountain1292Rangeley-Stratton Ranges 
56.VA-RappahannockThe Pinnacle1137Shenandoah-Middle Section 
47.VA-NelsonThe Priest1238South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
13.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain1685Western Great Smoky Mountains 
29.GA-WhiteTray Mountain1350Georgia Blue Ridge 
31.GA-HabershamTray Mountain-Southeast Peak1341Georgia Blue Ridge 
62.PA-FranklinTuscarora Mountain749Southern Pennsylvania Ridges 
51.VA-CraigWhite Rocks1201South-Central Appalachian Ridges 
14.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers 

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List Description

Important: This list shows the highest points of the counties that the Appalachian Trail traverses. Note that many of these summits are not on or near the trail; often the Appalachian Trail does not go over or near the highest point in a county.


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