Black Mountain

Black Mountain, the highest road in Kentucky

Black Mountain is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.263m (4,145ft) above the sea level, located in Harlan County, in southeastern Kentucky, near the Virginia border, in USA.

Can you drive to Black Mountain in Kentucky?

The road to the summit, also known as Katahrin's Mountain, is totally paved. It’s called Black Mountain Ridge Road. It’s a winding mountain road, steep and pretty narrow. In the winter, the road gets icy. It’s 23.013km (14.3 miles) long, running west-east from State Highway 179 to State Highway 180.

Where is the highest point in Kentucky?

At 4,145 feet, Black Mountain is the highest mountain peak in Kentucky. The summit is crowned with radio towers and transmitter buildings. Below the summit there’s a FAA Radar. There is a one lane dirt road to the left past the radar dome that leads to the real summit.
Pic: Idawriter [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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