List of mountains in North Carolina

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Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the U.S. state of North Carolina

This page lists notable mountains in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Highest mountains[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 20 highest mountain peaks of North Carolina with at least 160 feet (49 m) of topographic prominence.[1] Listings found elsewhere may not necessarily agree because they do not include each of these mountains.

Clingman's Dome, third highest mountain in North Carolina
From left: Old Black, Mount Kephart, Mount Guyot and Mount Chapman, 9th, 16th, 4th and 7th highest mountains respectively in North Carolina
Richland Balsam, 8th highest mountain in North Carolina
Waterrock Knob, 12th highest mountain in North Carolina
The 20 highest summits of North Carolina with at least 160 feet of topographic prominence

Rank Summit Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Mitchell[2] Black Mountains 6,684 ft
2037 m
6,094 ft
1857 m
1,913.49 35°45′53″N 82°15′54″W / 35.764857°N 82.26506°W / 35.764857; -82.26506 (Mount Mitchell)
2 Mount Craig[3] Black Mountains 6,647 ft
2026 m
285 ft
87 m
0.89 mi
1.44 km
35°46′39″N 82°15′42″W / 35.777584°N 82.261759°W / 35.777584; -82.261759 (Mount Craig (North Carolina))
3 Clingmans Dome[4][5] Great Smoky Mountains 6,643 ft
2025 m
4,505 ft
1373 m
70.7 mi
113.9 km
35°33′47″N 83°29′55″W / 35.562919°N 83.498601°W / 35.562919; -83.498601 (Clingmans Dome)
4 Mount Guyot[6] Great Smoky Mountains 6,621 ft
2018 m
1,581 ft
482 m
16.74 mi
26.9 km
35°42′19″N 83°15′28″W / 35.705311°N 83.257683°W / 35.705311; -83.257683 (Mount Guyot)
5 Balsam Cone[7] Black Mountains 6,600 ft
2012 m
360 ft
110 m
0.9 mi
1.45 km
35°47′23″N 82°15′21″W / 35.789705°N 82.255846°W / 35.789705; -82.255846 (Balsam Cone)
6 Mount Gibbes[8] Black Mountains 6,520 ft
1987 m
400 ft
122 m
2.1 mi
3.38 km
35°44′21″N 82°17′07″W / 35.739124°N 82.285235°W / 35.739124; -82.285235 (Mount Gibbes)
7 Mount Chapman[9] Great Smoky Mountains 6,417 ft
1956 m
577 ft
176 m
1.49 mi
2.39 km
35°41′12″N 83°16′16″W / 35.686712°N 83.271089°W / 35.686712; -83.271089 (Mount Chapman)
8 Richland Balsam[10] Great Balsam Mountains 6,410 ft
1954 m
3,010 ft
917 m
27.1 mi
43.6 km
35°22′03″N 82°59′25″W / 35.367588°N 82.990335°W / 35.367588; -82.990335 (Richland Balsam)
9 Old Black[11] Great Smoky Mountains 6,370 ft
1942 m
170 ft
52 m
0.68 mi
1.1 km
35°42′54″N 83°15′20″W / 35.715047°N 83.255426°W / 35.715047; -83.255426 (Old Black)
10 Celo Knob[12] Black Mountains 6,327 ft
1928 m
607 ft
185 m
3.52 mi
5.66 km
35°51′09″N 82°14′55″W / 35.852423°N 82.248678°W / 35.852423; -82.248678 (Celo Knob)
11 Blackstock Knob[13] Black Mountains 6,320 ft
1926 m
440 ft
134 m
1.6 mi
2.57 km
35°44′17″N 82°19′07″W / 35.738063°N 82.318615°W / 35.738063; -82.318615 (Blackstock Knob)
12 Waterrock Knob[14] Plott Balsams 6,292 ft
1918 m
1,947 ft
593 m
10.7 mi
17.22 km
35°27′51″N 83°08′16″W / 35.464088°N 83.137812°W / 35.464088; -83.137812 (Waterrock Knob)
13 Roan High Knob[15][16] Unaka Range 6,285 ft
1916 m
3,485 ft
1062 m
18.8 mi
30.3 km
36°06′16″N 82°07′21″W / 36.104561°N 82.122448°W / 36.104561; -82.122448 (Roan High Knob)
14 Mount Lyn Lowry[17] Plott Balsams 6,240 ft
1902 m
360 ft
110 m
1.5 mi
2.41 km
35°27′49″N 83°06′38″W / 35.46371°N 83.110627°W / 35.46371; -83.110627 (Mount Lyn Lowry)
15 Luftee Knob[18] Great Smoky Mountains 6,234 ft
1900 m
314 ft
96 m
2.5 mi
4.02 km
35°41′33″N 83°12′55″W / 35.692447°N 83.215382°W / 35.692447; -83.215382 (Celo Knob)
16 Mount Kephart[19][20] Great Smoky Mountains 6,217 ft
1895 m
657 ft
200 m
2.8 mi
4.51 km
35°37′52″N 83°23′24″W / 35.630988°N 83.389906°W / 35.630988; -83.389906 (Mount Kephart)
17 Black Balsam Knob[21] Great Balsam Mountains 6,214 ft
1894 m
989 ft
301 m
7.1 mi
11.43 km
35°19′41″N 82°52′28″W / 35.328003°N 82.874571°W / 35.328003; -82.874571 (Black Balsam Knob)
18 Winter Star Mountain[22] Black Mountains 6,203 ft
1891 m
283 ft
86 m
1.1 mi
1.77 km
35°49′04″N 82°14′57″W / 35.817668°N 82.249273°W / 35.817668; -82.249273 (Winter Star Mountain)
19 Mount Collins[23] Great Smoky Mountains 6,188 ft
1886 m
465 ft
142 m
1.7 mi
2.74 km
35°35′11″N 83°28′23″W / 35.586275°N 83.473046°W / 35.586275; -83.473046 (Mount Collins)
20 Marks Knob[24] Great Smoky Mountains 6,169 ft
1880 m
249 ft
76 m
1.4 mi
2.25 km
35°40′48″N 83°14′55″W / 35.67999°N 83.248498°W / 35.67999; -83.248498 (Marks Knob)

Other mountains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks. Peakbagger.com Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Mount Mitchell". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mount Craig". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Clingmans Dome". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Clingmans Dome". Peakware.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mount Guyot". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Balsam Cone". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Mount Gibbes". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Mount Chapman". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Richland Balsam". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Old Black". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "Celo Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "Blackstock Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Waterrock Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Roan High Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "Roan High Knob". Peakware.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  17. ^ "Mount Lyn Lowry". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  18. ^ "Luftee Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  19. ^ "Mount Kephart". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Mount Kephart". Peakware.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  21. ^ "Black Balsam Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  22. ^ "Winter Star Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  23. ^ "Mount Collins". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  24. ^ "Marks Knob". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.