Elevation

4,139 ft / 1,262 m

#1 in Kentucky

#33,650 in United States

Prominence

1,899 ft / 579 m

#1 in Kentucky

#833 in United States

Summits

45 summits

#1 in Kentucky

#514 in United States

Top climbing months

August   13%

July   13%

April   13%

Most climbed route

Road walk

Highlights

  • Black Mountain is the highest peak in Kentucky.
  • It is about 500 feet taller than any other mountain in Kentucky and is one of the tallest mountains in Appalachia outside the Blue Ridge Mountains region.
  • The summit is marked with an abandoned metal lookout tower.

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