Spruce Mountain Area

Range TypeArea dominanted by a single large peak
Highest PointSpruce Knob (4861 ft/1482 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWest Virginia
Area385 sq mi / 997 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent33 mi / 53 km North-South
25 mi / 40 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 46' N; 79° 37' W
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Map of Spruce Mountain Area
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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 Spruce Mountain Area.
Allegheny MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central Pennsylvania Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Laurel HighlandsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         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
                 Middle MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Rich MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Brierpatch Mountain AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Little Middle MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Gandy-West Spruce AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Burner MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Spruce MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Big MountainLevel 6 (Child)
         Yew Mountains AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Spruce Mountain Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Spruce Knob48611482Spruce Mountain
2.Pharis Knob46751425Little Middle Mountain
3.Picea Benchmark46131406Spruce Mountain
4.Spruce Mountain Peak 458645861398Spruce Mountain
5.Horse Rock45361383Spruce Mountain
6.Job Knob44451355Brierpatch Mountain Area
7.Brierpatch Mountain44301350Brierpatch Mountain Area
8.Cunningham Knob43971340Gandy-West Spruce Area
9.Peak 433843381322Gandy-West Spruce Area
10.Rich Mountain43251318Rich Mountain
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.Spruce Knob48611482Spruce Mountain
2.Pharis Knob46751425Little Middle Mountain
3.Job Knob44451355Brierpatch Mountain Area
4.Cunningham Knob43971340Gandy-West Spruce Area
5.Rich Mountain43251318Rich Mountain
6.Middle Mountain3960+1207+Middle Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the Spruce Mountain Area

Spruce Knob

An observation tower allows visitors to Spruce Knob to see over the low scrubby trees of the flat summit area (1984-06-02).
Pharis Knob
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The "Witness Tree" should be the true summit. There is a rustic metal rod near the other tree with a red paint (2019-09-07). Photo by Powen Ru.
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