Apple Orchard Mountain

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Apple Orchard Mountain
Apple Orchard Mountain in the top center with the distinctive FAA Radome on the summit.
Highest point
Elevation 4,224 ft (1,287 m) [1]
Prominence 2,835 ft (864 m) [1]
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]
Apple Orchard Mountain is located in Virginia
Apple Orchard Mountain
Apple Orchard Mountain
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo map USGS Arnold Valley
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.


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