Elevation

4,139 ft / 1,262 m

#1 in Kentucky

#38,951 in United States

Prominence

1,899 ft / 579 m

#1 in Kentucky

#1,137 in United States

Summits

74 summits

#1 in Kentucky

#527 in United States

Top climbing months

July   13%

June   10%

October   10%

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.
1 summit • 3.5 mi • 417 ft gain • 1 hr 4 min

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