Sampson Rock, Maryland

Prominence: 214 ft, 65 m

Elevation: 2934 feet, 894 meters

True Isolation: 6.37 mi, 10.25 km
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 42' 30'' N, 78° 55' 44'' W
39.708397, -78.928778 (Dec Deg)
677556 E 4397444 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
This peak has 2 other candidate high point area(s):
AreaElevationMap NameMap View
Main Summit2934Frostburg
Area 22920(+20)Frostburg
Area 32920(+20)Frostburg
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAllegany (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Sampson Rock:
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #153)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #61)
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #17)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #99)
     Maryland County High Points (Rank #2)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 30
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 29)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2000-03-30 by Michael Schwartz
     2014-05-09 by Ben Lostracco (Unsuccessful)
     2014-12-30 by Ed Wandall
     2015-02-19 by Alan Bernier
     2015-03-23 by Ben Lostracco
     2016-07-02 by Jason Potkay
     2018-03-25 by Wayne Snyder (GPS Track)
     2020-09-02 by Frank Sutman
     2021-03-27 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)
     2021-12-12 by Andrew Eames
     2022-07-21 by Chris Gilsdorf

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Note that the county line on the USGS topographic maps is incorrect. A recent court ruling established that the Garrett-Allegany county line should be shifted to the west, making Sampson Rock the highest point in Allegany County.

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"sampson" BM 1927. Sampson Rock the CoHP for Allegany County, MD (2021-03-27). Photo by Steven Fishback.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 214 ft/65 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 234 ft/71 m
  Key Col: 2720 ft/829 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 6.37 mi/10.25 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.6333, -78.9983
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Peak 2940  (SW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Northern Allegheny Mountains
Drainage BasinsPotomac
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapFrostburg O39078f8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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