The actual highest point in Virginia is Mount Rogers, located in Grayson County. Because it sits in a group of other peaks, it doesn’t appear as tall as Whitetop Mountain but it reaches an elevation of 5,729 feet. The 200,000 acre Mount Rogers National Recreation Area offers camping, boating and hundreds of miles of recreational trails. Nearby Whitetop Mountain rises to 5,525 feet above sea level. The mountain gets its name from the barren, rocky crown. The highest navigable road in the Commonwealth will take you to the top of Whitetop Mountain.