Allegheny Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointElk Hill (2680+ ft/817+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesPennsylvania (43%), New York (38%), West Virginia (19%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area49,916 sq mi / 129,282 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent397 mi / 639 km North-South
425 mi / 684 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 36' N; 79° 23' W
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Map of Allegheny Plateau
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Allegheny Plateau.
Appalachian PlateausLevel 3 (Parent)
         Allegheny PlateauLevel 4
                 Northern Allegheny PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Finger LakesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northeastern PennsylvaniaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Pocono PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Allegheny PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
         Catskill MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Allegheny MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Cumberland PlateauLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Cumberland MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Allegheny Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Elk Hill2680+817+Northeastern Pennsylvania
2.Mount Ararat2656810Northeastern Pennsylvania
3.North Mountain2585788Northern Allegheny Plateau
4.Lyon Hill2580+786+Northern Allegheny Plateau
5.White Knoll South2580+786+Northern Allegheny Plateau
6.Bailey Hill2580+786+Northern Allegheny Plateau
7.Cobb Hill2561781Northern Allegheny Plateau
8.White Knoll2560780Northern Allegheny Plateau
9.Alma Hill2548777Northern Allegheny Plateau
10.Cedar Mountain2543775Northern Allegheny Plateau
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Elk Hill2680+817+Northeastern Pennsylvania
2.North Mountain2585788Northern Allegheny Plateau
3.Moosic Mountains High Point2323708Pocono Plateau
4.Frost Hill2280+695+Finger Lakes
5.Bird Knob1864568Southern Allegheny Plateau

Photos of Peaks in the Allegheny Plateau

Cobb Hill
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Sign is not on the actual HP (2012-11-21). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Camelback Mountain
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This hike wasn't exactly challenging or anything but it was beautiful and serene (2014-05-25). Photo by Robert Larkin.
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Tioga County High Point
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This is facing roughly east, toward Creamery Rd. High point is to the left (north) of the trailer (2014-09-07). Photo by Jim Jurista.
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