Snake Mountain, North Carolina

Prominence: 2240 ft, 683 m

Elevation: 5560+ feet, 1695+ meters

True Isolation: 15.99 mi, 25.73 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5560 - 5600 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5560 ft / 1695 m
    (Range 5560 - 5600 ft)
SubpeaksSnake Mountain-North Peak (5518 ft/1682 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 19' 52'' N, 81° 42' 28'' W
36.331038, -81.70767 (Dec Deg)
436487 E 4020899 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionWatauga

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Lists that contain Snake Mountain:
     Eastern USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #51)
     Southeast/Ozark USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #18)
     Southeast USA Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #18)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #85)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #433)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #76)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 60
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 56)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-05 by Tom Layton
     2011-11-13 by Ken Jones (GPS Track)
     2012-07-04 by jeff branin
     2014-08-03 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2015-10-17 by Dylan Addis
     2017-04-02 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-04-09 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-11-30 by Henry Pharr
     2019-11-10 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2019-12-30 by William Sanderson
     2020-10-26 by Douglas Harris
     2020-11-06 by Craig Barlow

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Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Game land sign along Rich Mountain Road, with the high point of Snake Mountain in the background (2019-12-30). Photo by William Sanderson.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2240 ft/683 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2320 ft/707 m
  Line Parent: Calloway Peak-East Summit
  Key Col: Hodges Gap    3320 ft/1012 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 15.99 mi/25.73 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.1142, -81.8092
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Calloway Peak-East Summit  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Western Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Beech-Snake-Rich (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

South Fork Holston
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapZionville O36081c6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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