Laurel Highlands

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark (3157 ft/962 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesPennsylvania (56%), West Virginia (41%), Maryland (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,006 sq mi / 7,786 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent116 mi / 187 km North-South
78 mi / 126 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 46' N; 79° 25' W
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Map of Laurel Highlands
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Laurel Highlands.
Allegheny MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central Pennsylvania Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Laurel HighlandsLevel 5
                 Limestone MountainLevel 6 (Child)
         Northern Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Canaan Valley AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Western Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Shavers Fork Mountain ComplexLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Spruce Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Yew Mountains AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Laurel Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Snaggy Mountain3106947 
2.Fike Hill3104946 
3.Stony Benchmark3018920 
4.Laurel Hill2994913 
5.Peak 29732973906 
6.Lewis Knob2969905 
7.Laurel Hill Fire Towers2960+902+ 
8.Whites Knob2949899 
9.Birch Rock Hill2934894 
10.Bald Knob2920+890+ 
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 NameftmRange6
1.Stemple Ridge2894882Limestone Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the Laurel Highlands

Laurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark
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Laurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark, Barbour CoHP 3157' (2021-05-01). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Bald Knob
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Survey Marker for Bald Knob, locked away behind cyclone fencing inside an abandoned(?) radio tower pad (2017-09-17). Photo by Kodiak Firesmith.
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Chestnut Ridge-North Section
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A small cairn marks the highpoint for the ridge. There was an un-maintained trail that lead right to the point. (2016-11-16). Photo by Wayne Snyder.
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