Big Mountain (Pennsylvania) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBig Mountain
|Elevation||2,458 ft (749 m) NGVD 29|
|Location||Franklin / Fulton counties, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Parent range||Appalachian Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS McConnellsburg (Pennsylvania)|
Big Mountain is the high point on the Tuscarora Mountain ridge in south central Pennsylvania in the United States. The 2,458-foot (749 m) summit is located in the Buchanan State Forest and offers an viewshed that is one of the more stunning in the Commonwealth.
Big Mountain and the rest of the Tuscarora Ridge has abundant wildlife. Black bear, white-tailed deer, a variety of bird species and its most notorious resident the timber rattlesnake can be found while hiking on the ridge.
View looking towards Kittatinny Mountain and Clarks Knob
Looking north from summit. Cove Mountain is to the left and Tuscarora Mountain to the right.
- Alan R. Geyer (1979) "Outstanding Geologic Features of Pennsylvania", Geological Survey of Pennsylvania
- Charles H. Shultz (1999) "The Geology of Pennsylvania", Geological Survey of Pennsylvania ISBN: 0-8182-0227-0
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