Black Mountain - 4145 feet
6/16/2002 8:00PM

We drove from Beckley, West Virginia and just made it to the HP less than an hour before it got dark.
The highest point in Kentucky is just over the state line from Virginia. The exit from the main road to the HP is right at the state line, and we spent no time in Kentucky other than to find the actual high point.


Highpoint area

The highpoint is near this lookout tower

The USGS marker (visible at lower left) is in a thicket a few yards downhill from the actual high point.

Seam of coal along the road near the highpoint

This area of Kentucky-Virginia is coal country.