- Wills Mountain
Name = Wills Mountain
Photo = 2WillsMtn._edited.jpg
Caption = Wills Mountain in Pennsylvania
Elevation = convert|2790|ft|m|-1 [ Summit elevation between 2,780 and 2,800 ft. ]
Pennsylvaniaand Maryland, USA
Coordinates = coord|39|50.757|N|78|40.925|W |region:US-PA_type:mountain |display=title,inline
Allegheny Mountains, part of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians
Prominence = convert|1440|ft|m|-1 [
Key colelevation between 1,340 and 1,360 ft at coord|39|56.39|N|78|39.1|W |region:US-PA. ]
USGS Hyndman (PA) Quadrangle
First ascent =
Easiest route = jeep trail
Wills Mountain is a ridge of the
Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, in Pennsylvaniaand Maryland, USA.
In Pennsylvania, Wills Mountain is located in Bedford County, and reaches an elevation of 2,782 ft. above sea level. Although there are mountains in the
Commonwealthwhich are higher, Wills Mountain is the highest in Pennsylvania's Ridge and Valley Appalachiansprovince. Wills Mountain may have the highest prominencein Pennsylvania. As the mountain ridge runs north it abruptly ends at Kinton Knob, at 2,560 ft. above sea level, just outside the town of Bedford. The valley to the south of Kinton Knob is known as Milligans Cove. Geologically, this valley is an excellent example of a breached anticline. Portions of Wills, including the summit, are located in Pennsylvania State Game LandsNo.48. Access to the mountain is limited. Jeep trails and a gravel road are all that is on the ridge. The summit, like Martin Hill, has no towers or transmitters. However; access to the summit is difficult and requires a hike of over 1,800 ft. to get there.
Wills Mountain is located in
Allegany County, Marylandin the United States; Wills Mountain starts 1/2 mile west of mouth of Warrior Runand runs northeasterly into Pennsylvania; Its highest elevation in Maryland is convert|1877|ft.
On the northeast side of Wills Mountain, sits a rocky outcropping known as
Lover's Leapthat forms the northern wall in a compact notched valley known as the Cumberland Narrows. This valley was carved into Wills Mountain by Wills Creek over millions of years.
Wills Mountain and the Cumberland Narrows acts as a physical western gateway to the city of
Cumberland, Maryland; placing the city against the backdrop of the mountains and the narrows valley.
*United States Geological Survey
*Maryland Geological Survey
* Alan R. Geyer (1979) "Outstanding Geologic Features of Pennsylvania",
Geological Survey of Pennsylvania
* Charles H. Shultz (1999) "The Geology of Pennsylvania",
Geological Survey of PennsylvaniaISBN 0-8182-0227-0
* [http://www.willsmountain.com Website offering some land, including Lover's Leap, on Wills Mountain]
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