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Northern Appalachian Ridges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointWills Mountain (2780+ ft/847+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesPennsylvania (88%), New York (5%), Maryland (4%), New Jersey (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area10,611 sq mi / 27,482 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent168 mi / 270 km North-South
254 mi / 408 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 44' N; 76° 23' W
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Map of Northern Appalachian Ridges
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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 Northern Appalachian Ridges.
Appalachian RidgesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Appalachian RidgesLevel 4
                 Shawangunk MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Kittatiny MountainLevel 5 (Child)
                 Blue MountainLevel 5 (Child)
                 Anthracite RidgesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5 (Child)
         Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Northern Appalachian Ridges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Wills Mountain2780+847+Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
2.Martin Hill2775846Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
3.Brush Mountain2572784Central Pennsylvania Ridges
4.Evitts Mountain2560780Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
5.Peak 25402540774Central Pennsylvania Ridges
6.Tussey Mountain2528771Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
7.Loop Mountain2502763Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
8.Coot Hill2482757Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
9.Tuscarora Mountain2458749Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
10.Ray's Hill2443745Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
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.Wills Mountain2780+847+Southern Pennsylvania Ridges
2.Brush Mountain2572784Central Pennsylvania Ridges
3.Clarks Knob2320+707+Blue Mountain
4.Sams Point Summit2289698Shawangunk Mountains
5.Bears Head2094638Anthracite Ridges
6.High Point1803550Kittatiny Mountain



Photos of Peaks in the Northern Appalachian Ridges

High Point
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The High Point Monument on the summit of New Jersey (2013-07-14). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Mount Minsi

The Delaware Water Gap has exposed the tilted strata of Mount Minsi (1981-08-10).



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