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The mountain as seen from the entrance of the Horton Plains National Park.
Highest point
Elevation2,388 m (7,835 ft)
Coordinates06°47′57″N 80°46′00″E / 6.79917°N 80.76667°E / 6.79917; 80.76667Coordinates: 06°47′57″N 80°46′00″E / 6.79917°N 80.76667°E / 6.79917; 80.76667
Kirigalpotta is located in Sri Lanka

Kirigalpotta is the 2nd tallest mountain in Sri Lanka at 2,388 m (7,835 ft) above mean sea level, and is also the highest mountain in the country whose summit is accessible to the general public (the highest point, Pidurutalagala, is occupied by a military base and off-limits to the public). The peak is situated near the city of Nuwara Eliya, within the Nuwara Eliya District.[1][2] Only one 7 km (4 mi) hiking trail provides access to the mountain's summit via the Horton Plains National Park, although the trail is not very popular.

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  1. ^ "Highest mountains in Sri Lanka". Archived from the original on December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
  2. ^ "Mount Kirigalpotta". Retrieved 2010-04-19.