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High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail

Showing Tom Layton's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 88, or 43.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
1.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains1970
1.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains1970
3.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Georgia Blue Ridge1982
3.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Georgia Blue Ridge1982
5.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696South NC Blue Ridge Crest1992
6.TN-SullivanHolston High Point4320NE Tennessee Ranges2010-07-18 b
7.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich2010-09-05
8.VA-WytheComers Rock4120Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2010-09-28
9.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5560Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2010-10-17 b
10.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2011-03-19 b
10.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2011-03-19 b
12.MA-BerkshireMount Greylock3487Berkshire Hills2011-05-22
13.NH-CoösMount Washington6288Presidential Range2011-05-23
14.VA-MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2011-05-27
14.VA-PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2011-05-27
16.VA-BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2011-08-13 a
16.VA-BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2011-08-13 a
18.VA-MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3780South Virginia Blue Ridge2011-08-28
19.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains2011-10-22 b
20.VA-GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2011-11-12 b
21.VA-RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge2011-11-12 c
22.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2012-05-05 a
23.VA-BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2012-05-05 b
24.VA-CraigWhite Rocks3960South-Central Appalachian Ridges2012-11-10 a
25.GA-GilmerBig Bald Mountain4075Georgia Blue Ridge2013-09-29 a
26.GA-FanninCowpen Mountain4151Georgia Blue Ridge2013-09-29 b
27.GA-LumpkinBlood Mountain4480Georgia Blue Ridge2013-09-30 a
28.GA-WhiteTray Mountain4430Georgia Blue Ridge2013-09-30 b
29.GA-HabershamTray Mountain-Southeast Peak4440Georgia Blue Ridge2013-09-30 c
30.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains2013-10-03
31.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains2015-07-11 a
32.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains2015-08-22 b
32.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains2015-08-22 b
34.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains2016-06-11 3
35.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region2016-07-04
36.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains2017-05-20
37.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2017-11-04 1
37.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2017-11-04 1
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains 
 NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5280Franconia Area 
 ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Katahdin Area 
 VA-AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area 
 VA-RockinghamFlagpole Knob4400Shenandoah Mountain 
 ME-FranklinSugarloaf Mountain4260Rangeley-Stratton Ranges 
 VT-RutlandKillington Peak4235Central Green Mountains 
 ME-OxfordOld Speck4180Mahoosuc Range 
 ME-SomersetBigelow Mountain4145Rangeley-Stratton Ranges 
 WV-MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
 VA-RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
 VA-NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
 NH-CarrollSandwich Mountain-Carroll County High Point4000Sandwich Range 
 VT-WindhamStratton Mountain3940Southern Green Mountains 
 VT-BenningtonEquinox Mountain3860Northern Taconic 
 VA-RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section 
 VA-GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3680Shenandoah-Middle Section 
 VA-WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section 
 VA-AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section 
 VT-WindsorGillespie Peak3366Central Green Mountains 
 PA-FranklinTuscarora Mountain2458Southern Pennsylvania Ridges 
 CT-LitchfieldMount Frissell-South Slope2382Southern Taconic Range 
 NY-DutchessBrace Mountain2333Southern Taconic Range 
 PA-CumberlandBlue Mountain-Perry/Cumberland High Point2270Blue Mountain 
 PA-PerryBlue Mountain-Perry/Cumberland High Point2270Blue Mountain 
 PA-MonroeKistler Ledge2215Pocono Plateau 
 VA-FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
 PA-CarbonLake Mountain2200Pocono Plateau 
 MD-WashingtonQuirauk Mountain2160South Mountain-Catoctin 
 PA-SchuylkillBears Head2094Anthracite Ridges 
 VA-LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1940Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
 VA-ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
 MD-FrederickCatoctin Mountain1920South Mountain-Catoctin 
 NJ-SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain 
 PA-DauphinBig Lick Mountain1771Anthracite Ridges 
 WV-JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
 PA-BerksBlue Mountain-Berks County High Point1700Blue Mountain 
 PA-NorthamptonBlue Mountain-Northampton County High Point1695Blue Mountain 
 PA-LehighBlue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point1674Blue Mountain 
 NY-OrangeSchunnemunk Mountain1664Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
 PA-LebanonStony Mountain1651Anthracite Ridges 
 NJ-WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain 
 NY-PutnamScofield Ridge1560Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
 NJ-PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
 CT-FairfieldFairfield County High Point1300Southern Taconic Range 
 NY-RocklandRockhouse Mountain1283Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
 NY-WestchesterBailey Benchmark990Southern Taconic Range 

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List Description

Important: This list shows the highest points of the counties that the Appalachian Trail traverses. Note that many of these summits are not on or near the trail; often the Appalachian Trail does not go over or near the highest point in a county.


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