Apple Orchard Mountain

Coordinates: 37°31′01″N 79°30′37″W / 37.51694°N 79.51028°W / 37.51694; -79.51028
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Apple Orchard Mountain
Apple Orchard Mountain in the top center with the distinctive FAA Radome on the summit.
Highest point
Elevation4,224 ft (1,287 m)[1]
Prominence2,835 ft (864 m)[1]
Coordinates37°31′01″N 79°30′37″W / 37.51694°N 79.51028°W / 37.51694; -79.51028[2]
Apple Orchard Mountain is located in Virginia
Apple Orchard Mountain
Apple Orchard Mountain
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Arnold Valley
Easiest routeHike

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

Located in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, 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.


  1. ^ a b c "Apple Orchard Mountain, Virginia". Retrieved Feb 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "Apple Orchard Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved March 29, 2013.