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West Virginia County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2781 
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570 
4.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407 
5.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400 
5.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400 
7.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112 
8.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082 
9.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920 
10.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges887 
11.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749 
12.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623 
13.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620 
14.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area600 
15.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau475 
16.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464 
17.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440 
18.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains420 
18.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420 
18.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420 
21.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau379 
22.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368 
23.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau364 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains338 
25.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau325 
26.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau270 
27.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250 
28.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240 
28.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau240 
30.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau220 
31.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200 
33.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195 
34.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area185 
35.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183 
36.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180 
37.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172 
38.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains166 
39.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau160 
40.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area151 
41.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau129 
42.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103 
43.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100 
43.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100 
45.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40 
46.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
46.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
46.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0 
46.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
46.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
46.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0 
46.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
46.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0 
46.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0 
46.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0 

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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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