Kentucky peaks

1,153 peaks

Highest peak

Black Mountain

4,139 ft / 1,261 m

Most summited peak

Black Mountain

43 summits

Most prominent peak

Black Mountain

1,899 ft / 578 m prom

Kentucky summits

83 summits

First Ascent Awards

24 of 1,153 peaks 2%

Top climbing months

April 15%

May 11%

October 11%

Kentucky mountains highlights

"What a drive. SR-160 in Virginia up Black Mountain (from the south) was... interesting! White-knuckled at times. Drove up the summit road all the way to the tower. :) Found the benchmark! This was our last highpoint of the trip, and marked #12 for me and #7 for my mother. We had signed and mailed our waivers a week before our visit, so hopefully everything was above-board!" - Black Mountain, psychikingjes, Mar 31, 2018
"Hooray for Labor Day weekend! We flew into Atlanta from Vegas with the intention of bagging 9 new state highpoints and a couple National Park highpoints in 4 days. We accomplished that and then some!" - Tri-State Peak, Kevin, Sep 3, 2016
"Hooray for Labor Day weekend! We flew into Atlanta from Vegas with the intention of bagging 9 new state highpoints and a couple National Park highpoints in 4 days. We accomplished that and then some!" - Black Mountain, Kevin, Sep 3, 2016
"Hooray for Labor Day weekend! We flew into Atlanta from Vegas with the intention of bagging 9 new state highpoints and a couple National Park highpoints in 4 days. We accomplished that and then some!" - Cave Ridge, Kevin, Sep 3, 2016
"Pouring rain due to hurricane Joaquin cut our rock climbing short so we headed south towards our destination of Hatteras, NC and will bag 4 state high points on the way. This one was in a heavy rain and dark at 9pm at night." - Black Mountain, alexjoseph, Oct 1, 2015

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