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Shawangunk Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointSams Point Summit (2289 ft/698 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York
Area482 sq mi / 1,249 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent44 mi / 70 km North-South
38 mi / 61 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 38' N; 74° 19' W
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Map of Shawangunk Mountains
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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 Shawangunk Mountains.
Northern Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Shawangunk MountainsLevel 5
         Kittatiny MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Blue MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Anthracite RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Shawangunk Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Sams Point Summit2289698 
2.High Point2220+677+ 
3.Castle Point2180+664+ 
4.Losees Hill2128649 
5.Margaret Cliff2040+622+ 
6.Murray Hill2020+616+ 
7.Hamilton Point2020+616+ 
8.Bear Hill1950594 
9.Mount Meenahga1750533 
10.Millbrook Mountain1700+518+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Shawangunk Mountains

Sky Top
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Sky Top from below Eagle Cliff (2015-09-18). Photo by Jean André Laverdure.
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Eagle Cliff
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Eagle Cliff across from Sky Top with The Trapps at left (2015-09-18). Photo by Jean André Laverdure.
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The Trapps
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The Trapps from below Eagle Cliff, along Old Minnewaska Rd (2015-09-18). Photo by Jean André Laverdure.
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