Humpback Mountain (North Carolina)

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Humpback Mountain
Humpback Mountain is located in North Carolina
Humpback Mountain
Humpback Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Elevation 4,245 ft (1,294 m)[1]
Location Avery County, North Carolina, U.S.
Range Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates 35°56′40″N 81°57′42″W / 35.94444°N 81.96167°W / 35.94444; -81.96167Coordinates: 35°56′40″N 81°57′42″W / 35.94444°N 81.96167°W / 35.94444; -81.96167[1]
Topo map USGS Linville Falls

Humpback Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country and the Pisgah National Forest, located southwest of Linville Falls. The mountain is accessible along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which ride along its eastern slop. The peak reaches an elevation of 4,245 feet (1,294 m), in Avery County; while the overall mountain is also in McDowell County. Two ridges, Mill Ridge and Dividing Ridge, form from the western side of the mountain.

Split by the Eastern Continental Divide, the mountain generates feeder streams to the North Fork Catawba River on its eastern slops and to the North Toe River on its western slops.

Land conservancy[edit]

On December 5, 2013, the Conservation Trust of North Carolina purchased 523 acres (2.12 km2) along the Blue Ridge Parkway for $2.5 million, most of which is on Humpback Mountain. The property will eventually be transferred over to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to own and manage.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Humpback Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gilman, Samantha (December 5, 2013). "Conservation group buys land along Blue Ridge Parkway". Raleigh, NC: The News & Observer. Retrieved December 5, 2013.