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The Allegheny Mountains mapped in lavender
Allegheny Mountain from WV Route 92 near Neola, WV
Lookout tower on Flat Top Mountain

The Allegheny Mountains, or Alleghenies, of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, are among the loftiest of the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern U.S. The mountains follow the trend of the Appalachian ranges from northwest to southeast, rising in the south near Union, WV, and in the north near State College, PA.

West Virginia's highest point, Spruce Knob (elev. 4,861 ft.), is the highest summit in the Allegheny Mountains. The Alleghenies have been weathered from the high eastern edge of the Allegheny Plateau of central Appalachia, which rises slowly eastward from the Ohio to the Allegheny Front, the well-defined eastern edge of the plateau and its mountains. East of the front, the terrain descends steeply into Appalachian Valley & Ridge Region.

Mountains within the Allegheny range in West Virginia include:

Allegheny Front
Allegheny Mountain
Back Allegheny Mountain
Back Fork Mountain
Backbone Mountain
Beaver Lick Mountain
Black Mountain
Briery Mountains
Burner Mountain
Cabin Mountain
Canaan Mountain
Cheat Mountain
Chestnut Ridge
Cold Knob Mountain
Cross Mountain
Droop Mountain
Elk Mountain
Flat Top Mountain
Fore Knobs
Fork Mountain
Gauley Mountain (Upper)
Hodam Mountain
Kates Mountain
Kennison Mountain
Knobly Mountain
Laurel Mountain
Little Mountain
Michael Mountain
Middle Mountain
Mozark Mountain
Point Mountain
Sewell Mountain
Shavers Mountain
Snowshoe Mountain
Spruce Mountain
Yew Mountains


Mountains within the Allegheny range in Pennsylvania include:

Chestnut Ridge
Allegheny Front
Laurel Hill
Tussey Mountain
Willis Mountain


Mountains within the Allegheny range in Maryland include:

Allegheny Front
Backbone Mountain
Negro Mountain
Big Savage Mountain


Mountains within the Allegheny range in Virginia include:

Allegheny Mountain
Allegheny Front

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