South-Central Appalachian Ridges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBald Knob (4361 ft/1329 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesVirginia (87%), West Virginia (13%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,468 sq mi / 3,802 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent47 mi / 76 km North-South
62 mi / 99 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 28' N; 80° 16' W
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Map of South-Central 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 South-Central Appalachian Ridges.
Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         North Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Virginia Appalachian RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Shenandoah MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Masanutten MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Allegheny Mountain RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South-Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 5
                 Little-Gap-Middle MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Peters MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Salt Pond MountainLevel 6 (Child)

Major Peaks of the South-Central Appalachian Ridges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Bald Knob43611329Salt Pond Mountain
2.West Mountain Lake4240+1292+ 
3.Butt Mountain4200+1280+ 
4.Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower Site41281258 
5.Lookoff Rock4120+1256+ 
6.Potts Mountain-Wind Rock4120+1256+ 
7.Wrights Peak40731241Peters Mountain
8.Brushy Top40721241 
9.Peters Mountain-Peak 40404040+1231+Peters Mountain
10.Doe Mountain3960+1207+ 
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.Bald Knob43611329Salt Pond Mountain
2.Wrights Peak40731241Peters Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the South-Central Appalachian Ridges

Wrights Peak
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Wrights peak just off the Allegheny Trail (2020-10-26). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Sinking Creek Mountain Peak 3670
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Sinking Creek Benchmark is 1.75 mile WSW to the high point 3670 (2021-01-23). Photo by Powen Ru.
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McAfee Knob
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McAfee knob (2019-05-19). Photo by Yelitza Velazquez.
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