Central Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBlue Knob (3120+ ft/951+ m)
CountriesUnited States
Area2,156 sq mi / 5,585 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent86 mi / 138 km North-South
84 mi / 136 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 34' N; 78° 34' W
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Map of Central Pennsylvania Allegheny 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 Central Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains.
Allegheny MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central Pennsylvania Allegheny MountainsLevel 5
         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 (Sibling)
         Yew Mountains AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Blue Knob3120+951+ 
2.Herman Point3034925 
3.Peak 29932993912 
4.Schaefer Head2950899 
5.Pot Ridge2880+878+ 
6.Ritchey Knob2865873 
7.Cambria County High Point2862872 
8.Peak 28222822860 
9.Peak 28062806855 
10.Round Knob2791851 
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 Central Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains

Herman Point
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FAA radio towers (2017-07-16). Photo by Jim Blingpants.
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Centre County High Point
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Recent snow still clinging to the trees and brush (2020-02-08). Photo by Terry Burket.
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