North Central Appalachian Ridges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBears Hell (3327 ft/1014 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWest Virginia (71%), Virginia (28%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,767 sq mi / 7,168 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent74 mi / 119 km North-South
76 mi / 122 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 9' N; 78° 34' W
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Map of North 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 North Central Appalachian Ridges.
Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         North Central Appalachian RidgesLevel 5
                 New Creek MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Knobbly MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Between Knobly-Patterson Creek MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Patterson Creek MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 South Branch MountainLevel 6 (Child)
                 Great North MountainLevel 6 (Child)
         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 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the North Central Appalachian Ridges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Bears Hell33271014South Branch Mountain
2.Mill Mountain32931004Great North Mountain
3.Devils Benchmark3266995Great North Mountain
4.Big Scloss2964903Great North Mountain
5.Tibbett Knob2920+890+Great North Mountain
6.Pinnacle2844867Great North Mountain
7.Halfmoon Mountain2826861 
8.Cacapon Mountain-High Point2615797 
9.Third Hill Mountain2172662 
10.Peak 20502050625Knobbly 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.Bears Hell33271014South Branch Mountain
2.Mill Mountain32931004Great North Mountain
3.Peak 20502050625Knobbly Mountain

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