USA County Highpoints - "Two-Fers" Lists

USA County Highpoints - "Two-Fers" Lists

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What is a "Two-Fer" County Highpoint?

A well-written SummitPost page is already dedicated to USA County Highpoints in general. There are also well-written SummitPost pages dedicated to county highpoints in specific States. However, the intent of this SummitPost page is to define and display "two-fer" county highpoints only.

One might ask what a "two-fer" county highpoint is. In simple terms, as defined by the County Highpointers Association, a "two-fer" is a county highpoint shared by two adjacent counties. In other words, a "two-fer" highpoint is located along a county line and is the highest point for the adjacent counties along that county line.

There are four types of two-fer county highpoints: True two-fers, near two-fers, partial two-fers, and trip two-fers. The first two types are closer to the definition of a "two-fer" than the latter two types.

True two-fers are those county highpoints that strictly follow the "two-fer" definition given above.

Near two-fers are two county highpoints that are located within 1/4-mile of each other on the same ridge.

Partial two-fers occur when counties share multiple possible highpoint candidates and at least one of those highpoint candidates is a true two-fer as defined above.

Trip two-fers occur when one county highpoint is typically located within a one-mile hike or five-mile drive/ride of the second county highpoint's route.

For county highpointers, two-fers present great opportunities to eliminate multiple county highpoints during singular trips. In a sense, summiting a two-fer is like getting double the reward with half the effort for a county highpointer.

For a national map showing each two-fer county highpoint location, please visit this link.

Is There Such A Thing As A "Three-Fer" County Highpoint?

There is actually one so-called "three-fer" county highpoint in the United States: Blanca Peak in Colorado. Blanca Peak contains the highest point for three counties: Alamosa County, Costilla County, and Huerfano County. However, the peak is not a true three-fer in the sense that all three counties have their highest point at the summit. The summit of Blanca Peak is the highest point for both Alamosa County and Costilla County, and is a true two-fer in that regard, while the highest point for Huerfano County is located only a short distance from the summit along the northeast ridge of the mountain.
Close up of Gash Ridge and...Blanca Peak

Another near "three-fer" county highpoint, although to a lesser degree than Blanca Peak, is Mount Jefferson in Oregon. The summit of Mount Jefferson is the highest point in Jefferson County and Linn County. However, the highest point for neighboring Marion County is located on the north ridge of the mountain, nearly 1500' lower and 0.6 miles away from the summit. The Marion County Highpoint is a "liner" county highpoint, with no distinctly verified and/or officially distinguishable location of the exact highest point on the ridge. The Marion County Highpoint is considered a trip two-fer county highpoint, as it is located close enough to standard approaches for the Mount Jefferson summit to be a feasible addition to such trips.
Nearing the COHPMarion County Highpoint


AlabamaJohnson Top Madison, Jackson
ArkansasPoteau Mountain Scott, Sebastian
CaliforniaMount WhitneyInyo, Tulare
ColoradoBlanca PeakAlamosa, Costilla
ColoradoCastle PeakGunnison, Pitkin
ColoradoGrays PeakClear Creek, Summit
IdahoMeade PeakBear Lake, Caribou
KentuckyLeesburg BMHarrison, Scott
Kentucky & VirginiaBirch GapDickenson, Pike
MontanaEdith PeakBroadwater, Meagher
MontanaSnowshoe PeakLincoln, Sanders
New MexicoTruchas PeakMora, Rio Arriba
North CarolinaCalloway PeakCaldwell, Watauga
North Carolina & TennesseeClingmans DomeSwain, Sevier
North Carolina & TennesseeRoan High KnobMitchell, Carter
North CarolinaStanding IndianClay, Macon
OregonMount HoodClackamas, Hood River
OregonMount JeffersonJefferson, Linn
OregonSouth SisterDeschutes, Lane
OregonMount ThielsenDouglas, Klamath
PennsylvaniaBig MountainFranklin, Fulton
PennsylvaniaBlue MountainCumberland, Perry
TennesseeCross Mountain (The Flagpole)Anderson, Campbell
TexasUnnamed, 3000' LocationHemphill, Wheeler
UtahDelano PeakBeaver, Piute
UtahEccentric BMDaggett, Uintah
UtahThurston Peak (Francis BM)Davis, Morgan
VirginiaApple Orchard MountainBedford, Botetourt
VirginiaHawksbill MountainMadison, Page
VirginiaRocky MountainAmherst, Rockbridge
VirginiaMount RogersGrayson, Smyth
WashingtonMount DanielKing, Kittitas
West VirginiaIvy KnobRaleigh, Wyoming
WyomingCloud PeakBig Horn, Johnson
WyomingGannett PeakFremont, Sublette

Mount DanielMount Daniel: HP of King & Kittitas Counties, Washington State


CaliforniaSnow Mountain (East)Colusa, Lake
ColoradoCrestone PeakCuster, Saguache
GeorgiaTray MountainHabersham, White
GeorgiaBrasstown BaldTowns, Union
IllinoisHigh KnobGallatin, Hardin
Kansas/MissouriUnnamed 1150' and 1130' LocationsCass, Miami
KentuckyPilot RockChristian, Todd
North Carolina & VirginiaFisher PeakSurry, Carroll
VermontMount MansfieldChittenden, Lamoille
WyomingMedicine Bow PeakAlbany, Carbon

Brasstown BaldBrasstown Bald: HP of Towns & Union Counties, Georgia


FloridaUnnamed, 135' LocationHardee, Manatee
KentuckyUnnamed, 960' LocationBoone, Kenton
KentuckyUnnamed, 1420' LocationFleming and 1 of 3 Rowan
MarylandUnnamed, 880' LocationMontgomery and 1 of 2 Howard
MissouriUnnamed, 1480' LocationTaney and 1 of 8 Ozark
NebraskaUnnamed, 2280' LocationKearney and 1 of 2 Franklin
New MexicoMcKnight MountainSierra and 1 of 2 Grant
OklahomaUnnamed, 1030' Location1 of 2 Nowata and 1 of 3 Washington
TennesseeFlanigan HillGiles; 3 of 4 Maury
TennesseeUnnamed, 2380' LocationGrundy; 1 of 2 Marion and 1 of 3 Sequatchie
VirginiaUnnamed, 1920' LocationClarke, Loudon


Arkansas Randolph, Sharp2 miles apart by vehicle
California Kern, Ventura2.5 miles apart by trail
California San Mateo, Santa Cruz5.5 miles apart
Colorado Cheyenne, Kit Carson1 mile apart on same ranch
Colorado San Miguel0.6 mile off Mt Wilson route (Dolores Co.). Plan on separate summit days.
Colorado Teller0.2 mile off Pikes Pk (El Paso Co.) toll road
Florida Collier, Hendry5 miles apart
Florida Okechobee4 spots within 5 miles of Indian River Co.
Georgia Polk0.2 mile off Flagpole Mtn route (Cherokee Co., Alabama)
GeorgiaBald MountainMurray3.5 mile road and 0.4 mile hike off route to Fannin Co.
Georgia Meriwether0.5 mile from Talbot Co. and 4 mile from Harris Co.
GeorgiaPine Log MountainCherokee on route to Bartow Co. liner
Indiana Fayette, Rush 4 miles apart by vehicle
Iowa Buena Vista, Cherokee 4.5 miles apart
Iowa Cerro Gordo, Hancock3 miles apart
Iowa Howard, Mitchell 1 mile apart
Iowa Des Moines, Louisa 4 miles apart
Kansas Bourbon, Neosho4.5 miles apart
Kansas Butler, Elk1.5 miles apart
Kansas Edwards, Pawnee4 miles apart
Kansas Osage, Shawnee3.5 miles apart
Kansas Osborne, Russell3 miles apart
Louisiana Catahoula, LaSalle
MarylandBackbone MountainGarrett, Preston Co. (WV)1.2 miles apart by trail
Minnesota Anoka, Isanti0.7 mile apart
Minnesota Blue Earth, Le Sueur1 mile apart
Minnesota Faribault, Freeborn1 mile apart
Mississippi Prentiss, Union0.75 mile apart on the same ridge
Missouri Audrain, Calloway, Boone1.7 miles apart; Boone 5 miles from both
Missouri Bollinger, Perry3 miles apart
Missouri Buchanan, Platte5 miles apart by vehicle
Missouri Carroll, Livingston2.0 miles apart
Missouri Clay, Ray3.5 miles apart
Missouri Dallas, Laclede2 miles apart
Missouri Linn, Maconabout 5 miles apart
Nebraska Gage, Johnson3 miles apart
New Mexico Lincoln0.5 mile off hike to Sierra Blanca (Otero Co.)
New Mexico Valencia1.5 miles west of Crest Trail to Torrance Co. from the north
New York Duchess, Litchfield (CT) 0.7 mile apart (and 3 miles to Columbia Co)
North Dakota Kidder, Wells1.5 miles apart
North Dakota Sioux, Corson (SD) 5 miles apart by vehicle
Ohio Miami, Shelby 3 miles apart by vehicle
Oklahoma Cleveland, Oklahoma 1 mile apart
Oklahoma Custer, Washita 4 miles apart
Oregon Marion 0.6 mile from Mt Jefferson summit (Linn and Jefferson Counties)
PennsylvaniaBlue Knob - Schaefer HeadBedford, Blair2.4 miles apart; 3.2 miles by road plus 0.9 mile hike
Pennsylvania Fayette, Westmoreland1.8 miles apart
South Dakota Bruel, Charles Mix5 miles apart
South Dakota Deuel, Hamlin3.5 miles apart
South Dakota Douglas, Hutchinson3 miles apart
South Dakota McCook, Minnehaha2.6 miles apart, or 4 miles by road
TennesseeOld Black Cocke 0.2 mile off Mt Guyot route (Haywood Co., North Carolina)
TennesseeHaw Knob Monroe, Graham (NC) trailheads 1 mile apart
Tennessee Lincoln one mile hike from Alabama two-fer of Madison/Jackson Counties
Texas Brown, Comanche 4.7 miles apart
Texas Concho, Menard 1 mile apart
Texas DeWitt, Karnes 1.6 miles apart
Texas Gonzalez, LaVaca 2.9 miles apart
Texas Grimes, Montgomery 2.9 miles apart
Texas Jack, Young 0.5 mile apart on the same ridge
Texas Jasper, Newton 3.7 miles apart
Texas Parker, Wise 4.7 miles apart
Texas Polk, Tyler 2 miles apart
UtahGilbert Peak Summit 1.3 miles off route to Kings Pk (Duchesne Co.). Plan on separate summit days.
VermontSignal and Butterfield MtnsCaledonia, Orange1.6 miles apart with no trail
VermontBig Jay Franklin 1 mile off trail from Jay Pk (Orleans Co.)
VirginiaHigh Knob Wise less than 1 mile off routes to Norton City and Scott Co.
VirginiaChestnut Knob Bland on route to Garden Mtn (Tazewell Co.)
Virginia Fluvanna, Louisa two miles apart
VirginiaPoor MountainMontgomery 3 miles by vehicle from Roanoke Co.
West Virginia Marion, Taylor0.4 mile apart
WisconsinBlue MoundsDane, Iowa2.5 miles apart, or 5 miles by road

External Links

For more information regarding county highpointing, please visit the official County Highpointers Association website.