Laurel Ridge State Park is a 13,625-acre (5,514 ha) Pennsylvania state park that passes through Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is home to the 70-mile (110 km) Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail that runs through the park from the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. The park was approved by the governor on July 10, 1967, and construction started on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail on July 7, 1970.
... The following state parks are within 30 miles (48 km) of Laurel Ridge State Park Blue Knob State Park (Bedford County) Keystone State Park (Westmoreland County ...
... meaning "hollow of the chaff") Drumadd (from Druim-fhad meaning "long ridge") Drumarg (from Druim Arg meaning "ridge of the chests" or Druim Fhairig ...
... Crowley's Ridge (also Crowleys Ridge) is an unusual geological formation that rises 250 to 550 feet (170 m) above the alluvial plain of the Mississippi embayment in a 150-mile (240 km) line from southeastern ... plain is the sixth, and smallest, natural division of the state of Arkansas ... the Arkansas Delta region lie along Crowley's Ridge ...
... A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance ... Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size ... There are several main types of ridges Dendritic ridge In typical dissected plateau terrain, the stream drainage valleys will leave intervening ridges ...
... This region adjacent to the ridge is covered with thick deltaic soils and few fossils are found except in gravel pits ... Crowley's Ridge contains important exposures of fossiliferous Tertiary sediments and contains the only documented Miocene exposures in the state ... were found within the city limits of Helena at the southern end of the ridge ...
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