Apple Orchard Mountain

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Apple Orchard Mountain
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Apple Orchard Mountain in the top center with the distinctive FAA Radome on the summit.
Elevation 4,224 ft (1,287 m)[1]
Prominence 2,835 ft (864 m)[1]
Location
Apple Orchard Mountain is located in Virginia
Apple Orchard Mountain
Apple Orchard Mountain
Bedford / Botetourt counties, Virginia, U.S.
Range Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates 37°31′01″N 79°30′37″W / 37.51694°N 79.51028°W / 37.51694; -79.51028Coordinates: 37°31′01″N 79°30′37″W / 37.51694°N 79.51028°W / 37.51694; -79.51028[2]
Topo map USGS Arnold Valley
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Apple Orchard Mountain is a peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

Located in Jefferson National Forest, Apple Orchard Mountain is the county highpoint for both Bedford County and Botetourt County, Virginia as well as the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. It is also the most topographically prominent mountain in the state.[1] The summit is open, and an FAA radar stands nearby. This radar stand makes the mountain recognizable from miles away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Apple Orchard Mountain, Virginia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved Feb 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Apple Orchard Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved March 29, 2013.