Elk Hill (Pennsylvania)

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Elk Hill
Elk Mountain
Elkmountaintop.JPG
View from the North Knob of Elk Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 2,693 ft (821 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°42′53.856″N 75°33′43.020″W / 41.71496000°N 75.56195000°W / 41.71496000; -75.56195000Coordinates: 41°42′53.856″N 75°33′43.020″W / 41.71496000°N 75.56195000°W / 41.71496000; -75.56195000
Geography
Elk Hill is located in Pennsylvania
Elk Hill
Elk Hill
Elk Hill in Pennsylvania
Location Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States
Parent range Appalachian Mountains
Topo map USGS Clifford(PA) Quadrangle

Elk Hill, also known as North Knob at its highest point or Elk Mountain, is a mountain in Herrick Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is the highest peak in eastern Pennsylvania, east of the Susquehanna River, as well as the highest peak on the Allegheny Plateau. Elk Hill rises conspicuously above the surrounding landscape. The mountain actually has two peaks; the main summit of North Knob is 2,693 feet (821 m), and the lower summit known as South Knob is 2,602 feet (793 m).[2] It is home to Elk Mountain Ski Area which has a 1,000 feet (305 m) vertical drop and 27 ski trails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elk Hill, Pennsylvania". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Geyer, A. R.; W. H. Bolles (1979). Outstanding scenic geological features of Pennsylvania. Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. p. 508. Retrieved 16 March 2013.