Central Pennsylvania Ridges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBrush Mountain (2572 ft/784 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area2,705 sq mi / 7,005 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent61 mi / 98 km North-South
86 mi / 139 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 48' N; 77° 37' W
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Map of Central Pennsylvania 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 Central Pennsylvania Ridges.
Northern Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Shawangunk MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Kittatiny MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Blue MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Anthracite RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5
         Southern Pennsylvania RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Pennsylvania Ridges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Brush Mountain2572784 
2.Peak 25402540+774+ 
3.Little Flat2420+738+ 
4.Greenlee Mountain2400+732+ 
5.Broad Mountain2382726 
6.The Winehead2360+719+ 
7.Grass Mountain2340+713+ 
8.Broad Mountain2340+713+ 
9.Jacks Mountain2321707 
10.Riansares Mountain2320+707+ 
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 Ridges

Shade Mountain-Snyder County High Point
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The Mt. Pisgah Altar, near the summit of Snyder County's Shade Mountain (2021-03-30). Photo by Frank Sutman.
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