Mount Davis, Pennsylvania

Prominence: 653 ft, 199 m

Elevation: 3213 feet, 979 meters

True Isolation: 24.99 mi, 40.22 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 3213 ft / 979 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 47' 10'' N, 79° 10' 36'' W
39.786009, -79.176802 (Dec Deg)
656117 E 4405597 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvincePennsylvania (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionSomerset (Highest Point)
City/TownElk Lick

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Lists that contain Mount Davis:
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #11)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #49)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #145)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #33)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #33)
     Pennsylvania County High Points (Rank #1)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #31)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #34)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #70)
     Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks (Rank #5)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #48)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1991-07-11 by Dennis Stewart
     2001-05-24 by Scott Surgent
     2001-09-01 by Caj Svensson
     2006-04-13 by Doug Urban
     2008-08-31 by Jamie Bakken
     2010-08-08 by Drew Gajan
     2010-11-17 by William Musser
     2012-06-25 by Alan Barber
     2012-07-25 by Joe McGillian
     2012-08-14 by Matt Gurreri
     2013-05-11 by Dave Dunham
     2013-07-15 by Peter Stone
     2014-05-08 by Morris Zwick
     2015-06-20 by Brian Molloy
     2015-09-07 by David Odenwalder
     2015-10-19 by Jimmy Bielli
     2015-12-22 by Curtis Bowden
     2016-08-30 by Austin Mueller (GPS Track)
     2016-09-10 by Eric Lombardo (GPS Track)
     2016-09-17 by Chris Gordon
     2016-12-26 by Eleanor Conwell

View ascents of peak by registered members (531 total)

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The lookout tower on Mount Davis, high point of Pennsylvania (2013-07-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 653 ft/199 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 673 ft/205 m
  Line Parent: Backbone Fire Tower
  Key Col: Meadow Mountain Church    2560 ft/780 m
Isolation24.99 mi/40.22 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Wild Turkey Rock  (S)
Isolation Limit Point: 39° 25' 45'' N, 79° 15' 26'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Northern Allegheny Mountains
Drainage BasinsMonongahela
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Forbes State Forest (Highest Point)
Topo MapMarkleton O39079g2 1:24,000
Route #1 Paved Road
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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On Mount Davis observation tower (2014-06-29). Photo by Ronald Land.
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Chunk the dog guards the precious Mount Davis benchmark. You must solve a riddle to pass (2015-07-04). Photo by Walter Blume.
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The tower offers quite a view (2016-05-28). Photo by Scott Slayton.
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