Black Mountain, Kentucky

Prominence: 1899 ft, 579 m

Elevation: 4139 feet, 1262 meters

True Isolation: 14.69 mi, 23.64 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4139 ft / 1262 m
SubpeaksBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak (3720 ft/1134 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 54' 51'' N, 82° 53' 38'' W
36.914158, -82.893831 (Dec Deg)
331296 E 4087025 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceKentucky (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionHarlan (Highest Point)

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     Black Mountain at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Trip Report for Harlan, KY by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Harlan, KY by Thomas Harper

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Lists that contain Black Mountain:
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #25)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #27)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #28)
     Most Prominent Peaks of the U.S. States (Rank #27)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #42)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #63)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #119)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #62)
     Southeast USA Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #29)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #499)
     Southern USA Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #29)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #66)
     Kentucky County High Points (Rank #1)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 668
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 617)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1991-07-11 by Dennis Stewart
     2000-05-25 by Scott Surgent
     2007-03-24 by Heather Hasch
     2009-03-23 by Walter Blume
     2010-05-11 by Clarence Mayo
     2011-05-15 by William Musser
     2011-08-19 by Ron Stangeland
     2012-03-02 by Tye Scott
     2012-04-24 by Ed Wandall
     2012-06-27 by Alan Barber
     2012-08-27 by Andrew DeFeo
     2013-06-22 by Boyd Harter
     2013-07-17 by Peter Stone
     2013-09-08 by Maxwell Rubesch
     2014-05-20 by Evan Nickel
     2015-06-11 by Blake Bohn
     2016-06-03 by Dave Dunham (GPS Track)
     2016-12-29 by Michael Vega
     2017-03-11 by Vinnie Slade
     2017-08-09 by Andy Hatzos (GPS Track)
     2018-04-05 by Alden Holmes
     2018-06-18 by Eric Davidson
     2018-07-27 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2018-08-02 by Trevor Kent
     2018-08-16 by Geoffrey Sarna
     2018-08-16 by JohnE Sarna
     2018-12-28 by Jay Detty
     2019-06-09 by Jenn Grayson
     2020-04-18 by Ben Brownlee (GPS Track)
     2020-06-25 by David Odenwalder
     2020-09-24 by Andy Hatzos (GPS Track)
     2020-10-09 by Don Elwell
     2021-01-09 by Collin Sweeney
     2021-03-28 by Anthony Wilkinson

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Black Mountain, Kentucky and the radar dome nearby (1984-08-19).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1899 ft/579 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1939 ft/591 m
  Line Parent: Short Mountain
  Key Col: Bowen Gap    2240 ft/683 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 14.69 mi/23.64 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.8925, -82.63
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    High Knob  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Cumberland Mountains
Range5: Black Mountain (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsCumberland
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapBenham O36082h8 1:24,000
Route #1 Dirt Road
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Standing on the USGS Benchmark (2016-01-03). Photo by Josh Brooks.
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summit area of Black Mountain, Kentucky. BM is located under the old fire tower (2017-06-14). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Foggy day (2017-07-15). Photo by Scott Slayton.
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The first ascent for our southern six peak bagging. All in good spirits, easy one first. (2019-03-16). Photo by PETER GRAFTON.
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Black Mountain, KY (2021-04-18). Photo by Mark Swiontek.
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