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Pennsylvania Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Pennsylvania.

Static Pennsylvania Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Pennsylvania as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Pennsylvania topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Pennsylvania Topographical Features

Pennsylvania's highest mountain is Mount Davis, whose peak is 3,213 feet above sea level.  Pennsylvania's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Delaware River.  Most of Pennsylvania is covered with mountains and rolling hills, plateaus and river valleys.  The Appalachian Mountains run from south central to northeastern Pennsylvania, while the Allegheny Mountains rise in the west.  Major rivers in Pennsylvania include the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, and Ohio.

Interactive Pennsylvania Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Pennsylvania map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Pennsylvania Topo Map