Humpback Mountain (North Carolina)
|Elevation||4,245 ft (1,294 m)|
|Location||Avery County, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|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.
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.
- "Humpback Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
- Gilman, Samantha (December 5, 2013). "Conservation group buys land along Blue Ridge Parkway". Raleigh, NC: The News & Observer. Retrieved December 5, 2013.