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Southeastern Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Middle ProngRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges248
2.Shining RockGrassy Cove Top6040Central Blue Ridge Ranges200
3.Lewis ForkMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1179
4.Southern NantahalaStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front270
5.Joyce Kilmer-SlickrockStratton Bald5360Southern Blue Ridge Front45
6.Citico CreekBob Bald - West Ridge5160Southern Blue Ridge Front13
7.Little Wilson CreekStone Mountain4940Western Blue Ridge Ranges48
8.Unaka MountainUnaka Wilderness High Point4800Western Blue Ridge Ranges13
9.Roaring Plains WestMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains36
10.BrasstownBrasstown Wilderness High Point4720Southern Blue Ridge Front102
11.BeartownBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges62
12.CranberryBlack Mountain Peak 45564556Allegheny Mountains4
13.Blood MountainBlood Mountain4440Southern Blue Ridge Front487
14.Tray MountainTray Mountain4430Southern Blue Ridge Front279
15.Pond MountainPond Mountain4329Western Blue Ridge Ranges15
16.Ramseys DraftHardscrabble Knob4282Central Appalachian Ridges13
17.Upper Bald RiverBeaverdam Bald - West Slope4200Southern Blue Ridge Front1
17.Big FrogBig Frog Mountain4200Southern Blue Ridge Front71
17.CohuttaBig Frog Mountain4200Southern Blue Ridge Front71
20.Dolly SodsHarman Knob4180Allegheny Mountains21
21.Sampson MountainSampson Mountain Wilderness High Point4160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2
21.Thunder RidgeThunder Ridge Wilderness High Point4160Northern Blue Ridge44
23.Mountain LakeMountain Lake Wilderness High Point4140Central Appalachian Ridges6
24.Linville GorgeGingercake Mountain4120Southern Blue Ridge Front32
24.Hunting Camp CreekHunting Camp Creek Wilderness High Point4120Southern Appalachian Ridges4
26.Garden MountainGarden Mountain - Peak 40804080Southern Appalachian Ridges29
27.PriestThe Priest4063Northern Blue Ridge188
28.Mark TrailHorsetrough Mountain4040Southern Blue Ridge Front43
28.Raccoon BranchIron Mountains West High Point4040Western Blue Ridge Ranges19
28.Rich MountainRich Mountain4040Southern Blue Ridge Front53
31.Three RidgesThree Ridges3970Northern Blue Ridge108
32.Laurel Fork SouthMiddle Mountain3960Allegheny Mountains1
33.Peters MountainPeters Mountain - Peak 39563956Central Appalachian Ridges17
34.Otter CreekOtter Creek Wilderness High Point3920Allegheny Mountains1
35.Raven CliffsLevelland Mountain3880Southern Blue Ridge Front95
36.Barbours CreekPotts Mountain3800Central Appalachian Ridges11
36.Shawvers RunPotts Mountain - Peak 38203800Central Appalachian Ridges8
38.Laurel Fork NorthLaurel Fork North Wilderness High Point3760Allegheny Mountains3
39.Ellicott RockEllicot Mountain3720Southern Blue Ridge Front3
39.ShenandoahSpitler Hill3720Northern Blue Ridge8
41.Saint Mary'sCellar Mountain3640Northern Blue Ridge6
42.Big Laurel BranchNidever Benchmark3623Western Blue Ridge Ranges18
43.Little Dry RunPeak 36143614Western Blue Ridge Ranges4
44.Rich HoleBrushy Mountain3560Central Appalachian Ridges6
45.Kimberling CreekKimberling Creek Wilderness High Point3360Southern Appalachian Ridges3
46.Spice RunSpice Run High Point3284Central Appalachian Ridges0
47.Little Frog MountainSassafras Knob - West Slope3280Southern Blue Ridge Front1
48.Big DraftGreenbrier Mountain3121Central Appalachian Ridges2
49.Stone MountainStone Mountain Wilderness High Point3120Cumberland Mountains3
50.Brush Mountain EastBrush Mountain3100Central Appalachian Ridges29
51.Bald River GorgeGravelstand Top - Southeast Peak3080Southern Blue Ridge Front1
52.James River FaceHighcock Knob3073Northern Blue Ridge61
53.Brush MountainBrush Mountain Wilderness High Point3020Central Appalachian Ridges1
54.Rough MountainRough Mountain2842Central Appalachian Ridges2
55.Gee CreekChestnut Mountain2560Southern Blue Ridge Front4
56.CheahaOdum Point2342Southern Appalachian Ridges6
57.Dugger MountainDugger Mountain2140Southern Appalachian Ridges15
58.Beaver CreekBeaver Creek Wilderness High Point1280Cumberland Plateau0
58.CliftyClifty Wilderness High Point1280Cumberland Plateau3
60.SipseySipsey Wilderness High Point1060Cumberland Plateau2
61.Birkhead MountainsBirkhead Wilderness High Point957Piedmont11
62.OkefenokeeOkefenokee Wilderness High Point140Piedmont1
63.Congaree National ParkCongaree Wilderness High Point120Piedmont19
64.Cumberland IslandTerrapin Point50Piedmont1

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List Description

This list does not include 29 National Wilderness Areas in the southeastern USA that are in swampy or very low lying terrain. These areas are subject to flooding, storm surges, or other events that can modify the flat terrain. Even without those factors, locating and visiting a single highest land point in these wet and thickly vegetated areas is likely not really possible in a truly objective sense.

The Wilderness Areas not represented by high points on this list are:

  • All 17 wilderness areas in Florida
  • Wolf Island and Blackbeard Island in Georgia
  • Swanquarter, Catfish Lake South, Sheep Ridge, Pond Pine, and Pocosin in North Carolina
  • Little Wambaw Swamp, Wambaw Creek, Hell Hole Bay, Cape Romain, and Wambaw Swamp in South Carolina


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