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Roan-Unaka Mountains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointRoan High Knob (6285 ft/1916 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (60%), Tennessee (40%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area381 sq mi / 987 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent25 mi / 41 km North-South
28 mi / 45 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 5' N; 82° 12' W
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Map of Roan-Unaka 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 Roan-Unaka Mountains.
Western Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Iron Mountains-Mount RogersLevel 5 (Sibling)
         NE Tennessee RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Beech-Snake-RichLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Roan-Unaka MountainsLevel 5
         Bald MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Roan-Unaka Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Roan High Knob62851916 
2.Roan High Bluff62671910 
3.Cloudland Mountain6200+1890+ 
4.Grassy Ridge Bald6160+1878+ 
5.Round Bald5800+1768+ 
6.Jane Bald5800+1768+ 
7.Hump Mountain55871703 
8.Little Yellow Mountain55041678 
9.Hawk Mountain5440+1658+ 
10.Big Yellow Mountain5440+1658+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Roan-Unaka Mountains

Roan High Knob
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The Roan High Knob benchmark is located on top of the boulders just past the High Knob Shelter (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Roan High Bluff
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Panorama from Roan High Bluff Overlook (2016-05-28). Photo by Justin P.
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Cloudland Mountain
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At the site of the previous Cloudland Hotel (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Grassy Ridge Bald
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View from the summit of Grassy Ridge Bald (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Grassy Ridge
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Almost to the summit of Grassy Ridge (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Round Bald
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Panoramic view from the top of Round Bald. On the left is Jane and Grassy Ridge Balds and on the right is Roan (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Jane Bald
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Jane IS Bald (2016-04-19). Photo by PJ Anderer.
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Hump Mountain
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The AT approach of Hump Mountain from the north (2016-04-19). Photo by PJ Anderer.
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Big Yellow Mountain
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Panoramic view at the summit of Big Yellow Mtn (2016-04-09). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Little Hump Mountain
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View of Hump Mtn from the summit of Little Hump (2016-04-09). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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