Hogback Mountain (Loudoun County, Virginia)

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Hogback Mountain
Hogback Mountain is located in Virginia
Hogback Mountain
Hogback Mountain
Location of Hogback Mountain in Virginia
Highest point
Elevation 670 ft (200 m)
Prominence 130 ft (40 m)
Parent peak Catoctin Mountain
Coordinates 39°06′N 77°36′W / 39.1°N 77.6°W / 39.1; -77.6Coordinates: 39°06′N 77°36′W / 39.1°N 77.6°W / 39.1; -77.6
Geography
Location Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

Hogback Mountain is part of Catoctin Mountain, located southwest of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. The mountain ridge rises immediately to the west of U.S. Route 15, just south of Sycolin Creek and extends 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south to the banks of Goose Creek. It is so named for its appearance when approaching it from the north of resembling a pig on its back. The ridge is mislabeled on older USGS topographic maps as being located to the north, between Sycolin Creek and Leesburg.

References[edit]

  • Scheel, Eugene. Loudoun Discovered:Communities, Corners and Crossroads. Vol. 2. 2002, p. 100.