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Peters Mountain

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Panorama of Peters Mountain
Map showing Peters Mountain and adjacent ranges

Peters Mountain forms much of West Virginia's southeastern border with Virginia in Monroe County. With peaks exceeding 4,000 feet, the mountain forms a high wall across parts of the southern edge of Monroe County. Peters is part of the Appalachian Valley & Ridge Region. Further southwest, the mountain meets the New River at "The Narrows," then extends beyond as East River Mountain. The Allegheny Trail and part of the Appalachian Trail follow the crest of Peters Mountain. An overlook at Hanging Rock on one of the mountain's highest peaks is also a famous bird-migration observatory.

See also: Appalachian National Trail