Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Guyot (6621 ft/2018 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (63%), North Carolina (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area791 sq mi / 2,048 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent43 mi / 69 km North-South
34 mi / 55 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 46' N; 83° 17' W
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Map of Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.
Great Smoky MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Western Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5
                 Balsam MountainLevel 6 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Guyot66212018 
2.Mount Le Conte65932010 
3.Mount Chapman64171956 
4.Old Black63701942 
5.Luftee Knob62341900Balsam Mountain
6.Mount Kephart62171895 
7.Marks Knob61691880 
8.Big Cataloochee Mountain61551876Balsam Mountain
9.Mount Hardison61341870 
10.Mount Yonaguska6120+1865+Balsam Mountain
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Luftee Knob62341900Balsam Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Mount Guyot
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The view from Mount Cammerer: in the center background is Mount Guyot, 4th highest summit in the Appalachians (2008-04-26). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Le Conte
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Mount LeConte, Tennessee, as seen from Charlies Bunion (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Sterling

The rickety fire tower on Mount Sterling, in North Carolina Photo by Jeff Malik.
Charlies Bunion
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The rocky peak of Charlies Bunion, Tennessee (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Cammerer
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The old fire lookout tower perched atop Mount Cammerer in the Great Smoky Mountains (2008-04-26). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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