We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is the Highest Point in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania's highest point is Mount Davis, with an elevation of 3,200 feet (about 980 m). It still is about 100 feet lower than the lowest point in Colorado, which is located on the Arikaree River, at 3,300 feet (about 1,000 m). The highest point in Colorado, Mount Elbert, is more than four times the height of the highest point in Pennsylvania, at about 14,400 feet (about 4,400 m).

More facts about elevation:

  • The U.S. state with the greatest difference in elevation between its highest and lowest points is Alaska, with a difference of 20,320 feet (about 6,200 m) between the highest point, Mount McKinley, and the lowest point, sea level. The state with the second-greatest elevation difference is California, with a 14,780-foot (about 4,500-m) difference between Mount Whitney and Badwater Basin.

  • Although Mount McKinley is the highest point in the U.S., the state with the highest average elevation is actually Colorado, which also has the highest low point.

  • The state with the lowest high point is Florida, with Britton Hill, which is just 345 feet (about 105 m) above seal level as its high point. It would take almost 60 Britton Hills stacked on top of each other to make up one Mount McKinley.
Discussion Comments
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.