Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointKile Knob (4588 ft/1398 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesVirginia (53%), West Virginia (47%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,242 sq mi / 3,217 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent90 mi / 145 km North-South
58 mi / 94 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 25' N; 79° 29' W
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Map of Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges
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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 Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges.
Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         North Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Virginia Appalachian RidgesLevel 5
                 North Fork MountainLevel 6 (Child)
         Shenandoah MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Masanutten MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Allegheny Mountain RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South-Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Kile Knob45881398North Fork Mountain
2.Panther Knob45081374North Fork Mountain
3.Snowy Mountain45051373 
4.Riven Rocks43861337 
5.Sounding Knob4360+1329+ 
6.Pike Knob4280+1305+North Fork Mountain
7.Peak 426242621299North Fork Mountain
8.Bald Knob4240+1292+ 
9.Jack Mountain4240+1292+ 
10.Brushy Mountain41281258 
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.Kile Knob45881398North Fork Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges

North Fork Benchmark
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An intense bushwhack led me to North Fork Mountain's benchmark. (2019-05-18). Photo by Chris Lecksell.
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Seneca Rocks

The knife-blade of Seneca Rocks offers some of the best rock climbing in the central Appalachians (1984-06-02).

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