Thorny Flat

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Thorny Flat
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Thorny Flat
Location in West Virginia
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Thorny Flat
Location in the United States
Highest point
Elevation 4,848 ft (1,478 m) [1]
Prominence 1,688 ft (515 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°23′37″N79°59′02″W / 38.39361°N 79.98389°W / 38.39361; -79.98389 Coordinates: 38°23′37″N79°59′02″W / 38.39361°N 79.98389°W / 38.39361; -79.98389 [2]
Geography
Location Pocahontas County, West Virginia, U.S.
Parent range Alleghany Mountains
Topo map USGS Cass
Climbing
First ascent Prehistoric
Easiest route Hike

Thorny Flat (4,848 feet (1,478 m)) is the second highest peak in the U.S. state of West Virginia, after Spruce Knob. [3] [4] Thorny Flat is the high point of the ridge known as [[Cheat Mountain.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thorny Flat, West Virginia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  2. "Thorny Flat". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  3. "West Virginia 4500-foot Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  4. Cass, WV (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved August 27, 2015.