Pignut Mountain


Pignut Mountain

Infobox Mountain
Name = Pignut Mountain
Photo =Pignut_Mountain.jpg
Caption = View of Pignut Mountain from nearby Neighbor Mountain
Elevation = 2535 feet
Location = Virginia, USA
Range = Blue Ridge Mountains
Prominence =
Coordinates = coord|38|43|04|N|78|15|51|W|type:mountain_region:US
Topographic

First ascent =
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Pignut Mountain is a mountain in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its summit lies within Shenandoah National Park.

Geology

Geologically speaking, the mountain is situated in the northern subprovince of the Blue Ridge Province of the Appalachian Highlands. It is part of the Crystalline Appalachians. Pignut Mountain is separated from the main Blue Ridge by a low gap. The gap is the result of relatively rapid erosion along a geological fault.

Visiting Pignut Mountain

Pignut Mountain is entirely undeveloped. There are no trails or roads leading up the mountain. The summit can be reached by bushwhacking from the Hull School Trail, accessible from Skyline Drive. The closest scenic viewpoints along Skyline Drive from which to view Pignut Mountain are Thornton Hollow Overlook, situated on nearby Neighbor Mountain, Little Devils Stairs Overlook on Hogback Mountain and Rattlesnake Point Overlook on Sugarloaf. Thornton Hollow Overlook provides a view from the west; Little Devils Stairs Overlook provides a view from the north; and Rattlesnake Point Overlook provides a view from the northwest.


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