Signal Hill, U.S. Virgin Islands

Prominence: 125 m, 409 ft

Elevation: 451+ meters, 1480+ feet

True Isolation: 2.55 km, 1.59 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 1480 - 1520 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Mountain Top
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 21' 19'' N, 64° 56' 48'' W
18.355228, -64.946687 (Dec Deg)
294303 E 2030588 N, Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryU.S. Virgin Islands
State/ProvinceSaint Thomas

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 12
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 9)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2013-10-25 by William Musser
     2013-11-13 by Dave Dunham
     2018-01-28 by Duncan Lennon
     2019-10-06 by Jason Clark
     2021-01-04 by David Darby (GPS Track)

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Much of the tourist propoganda on St. Thomas claims "Mountain Top" to be the island highpoint and in some literature it calls it "St Peter Mountain" after the settlement area there but the USGS map calls the peak Signal Hill. It is part of the overall central ridge of the island but the USGS map cleary surveyed and established Crown Mountian as the high point of the island. This tourist destination, however, is where the cruise ships take you and there are really great views from the platform above. The towers nearby appear to be on the highest ground but the contours make it hard to verify without GPS. Placed the target between towers not remembering which one appeared highest.

The USGS map exists on line for this area with a 1955 with a 1082 photorevised edition and gives a saddle on the ridge with a BM at elevation 1071 which is the col between it and higher Crown Mountain. This is thus, the second highest peak on the island.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 125 m/409 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 137 m/449 ft
  Line Parent: Crown Mountain
  Key Col: 326 m/1071 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.55 km/1.59 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 18.3567, -64.9708
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Crown Mountain  (W)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage Basins
Caribbean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic-West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
IslandSt. Thomas
Topo MapCentral Saint Thomas TVI000 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.

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