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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks

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RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Mitchell66846089Black Mountains1189.01661
2.Mount Craig6647287Black Mountains.9422
3.Clingmans Dome66434503Central Great Smoky Mountains70.71706
4.Mount Guyot66211581Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16.7152
5.Balsam Cone6600360Black Mountains.9271
 Cattail Peak6600120Black Mountains1.5216
6.Mount Gibbes6520400Black Mountains2.0128
 Clingmans Peak652040Black Mountains2.370
 Potato Hill6475115Black Mountains.2187
7.Mount Chapman6417577Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.394
8.Richland Balsam64103010Great Balsam Mountains27.1216
 Potato Knob640040Black Mountains.393
 Lickstone Ridge6380100Great Balsam Mountains.38
9.Old Black6370170Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4131
 Mount Hallback6329129Black Mountains.0134
10.Celo Knob6327607Black Mountains3.5134
11.Blackstock Knob6320440Black Mountains1.6106
12.Waterrock Knob62921947Plott Balsams10.6204
13.Roan High Knob62853485Roan-Unaka Mountains18.8385
 Roan High Bluff6267147Roan-Unaka Mountains1.5183
14.Mount Lyn Lowry6240360Plott Balsams1.5112
 Browning Knob6240120Plott Balsams.3100
15.Luftee Knob6234314Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.256
16.Mount Kephart6217657Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.7215
17.Black Balsam Knob6214989Great Balsam Mountains6.9343
18.Winter Star Mountain6203283Black Mountains1.0179
 Gibbs Mountain6200120Black Mountains.7111
 Percys Peak620080Black Mountains.366
 Cloudland Mountain620040Roan-Unaka Mountains.3139
19.Mount Collins6188465Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4286
20.Mount Yonaguska6178218Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.442
21.Marks Knob6169249Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.055
22.Grassy Ridge Bald6160648Roan-Unaka Mountains2.3294
23.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155635Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.660
 Tricorner Knob614525Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.369
 Mount Hardison613494Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.419
24.Mount Hardy6120760Great Balsam Mountains3.4102
 Mount Ambler612086Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4163
 Grassy Ridge612040Roan-Unaka Mountains.353
25.Plott Balsam Mountain6088368Plott Balsams1.682
26.Craggy Dome60801000Great Craggy Mountains3.4111
26.Reinhart Knob6080200Great Balsam Mountains1.088
 Thermo Knob608040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.510
28.Sam Knob6040360Great Balsam Mountains1.0184
28.Grassy Cove Top6040320Great Balsam Mountains1.2186
 Tennent Mountain6040120Great Balsam Mountains.4274
30.Yellow Face6032312Plott Balsams1.0106
31.Cold Mountain6030990Great Balsam Mountains4.3149
32.Mount Sequoyah6003163Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6130
33.Shining Rock6000240Great Balsam Mountains1.3219
33.Chestnut Bald6000160Great Balsam Mountains1.3147
35.Cataloochee Balsam59701547Eastern Great Smoky Mountains6.120
 Silvermine Bald596040Great Balsam Mountains.454
36.Grandfather Mountain59462426N NC Blue Ridge Crest14.7308
 Calloway Peak-East Summit594519N NC Blue Ridge Crest.175
37.Big Butt5920680Black Mountains2.942
37.Rough Butt Bald5920480Great Balsam Mountains2.122
37.Bullhead Mountain5920320Great Craggy Mountains.828
37.Cold Spring Knob5920280Great Balsam Mountains1.012
37.Andrews Bald5920160Central Great Smoky Mountains.872
42.Laurel Top5907427Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.936
43.Craggy Pinnacle5892233Great Craggy Mountains.5104
44.Chiltoes Mountain5880280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.311
44.Attic Window Peak5880240N NC Blue Ridge Crest.8116
44.Lone Bald5880240Great Balsam Mountains.515
 Green Knob5880120Great Balsam Mountains1.420
 Stairs Mountain588090Great Balsam Mountains.567
 Flower Knob588080Great Balsam Mountains.358
47.Little Sam Knob5862182Great Balsam Mountains.526
48.Eagle Rocks5849329Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.056
49.MacRae Peak5846166N NC Blue Ridge Crest.1119
50.Mount Sterling5842663Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.8131
51.Blackrock Mountain5810170Plott Balsams1.335
52.Spot Knob5800200Great Balsam Mountains.719
52.Round Bald5800160Roan-Unaka Mountains.6314
 Jane Bald580040Roan-Unaka Mountains.4267
 Dog Loser Knob5761121Great Balsam Mountains.429
54.Old Bald5760200Great Balsam Mountains1.011
55.Mount Pisgah57211361Great Balsam Mountains5.6145
56.Balsam High Top5720240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.618
56.Herrin Knob5720200Great Balsam Mountains.415
 Little Bearpen North5720120Great Balsam Mountains.46
 Devils Courthouse572080Great Balsam Mountains.4104
58.Point Misery5715355Black Mountains1.243
59.Lickstone Bald5700806Great Balsam Mountains2.217
60.Steestachee Bald5680520Great Balsam Mountains2.418
60.Peak 56805680304Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.117
60.Masa Knob5680166Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.457
60.Flat Spring Knob5680160Black Mountains.421
60.Craggy Gardens5680160Great Craggy Mountains.452
65.The Pinnacle5665465N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.7101
 Spruce Mountain564787Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.85
66.Little Bald Knob5640512Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.319
 Grassy Bald561393Great Balsam Mountains.56
67.Silers Bald5607247Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4143
68.Buck Knob5600400Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.016
68.Brown Lead5600280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.714
68.Graveyard Ridge5600160Great Balsam Mountains.524
 Little Butt560040Black Mountains.337
71.Hump Mountain5587907Roan-Unaka Mountains4.3150
72.Rich Mountain Bald5583343Great Balsam Mountains2.117
73.Campbell Lick5576216Plott Balsams1.18
74.Gage Bald5574174Great Balsam Mountains.612
75.Porters-False Peak5572252Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.236
76.Huckleberry Knob55603400Unicoi Mountains29.4140
76.Snake Mountain55602240Beech-Snake-Rich16.066
76.Laurel Patch Bald5560280Great Balsam Mountains.515
 Charlies Bunion5560120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4190
 Buck Knob5560120Great Balsam Mountains.36
 Tanasee Bald5560120Great Balsam Mountains.411
 Beartrap Knob556080Great Balsam Mountains.32
 Jenkins Knob556053Central Great Smoky Mountains.263
 Bear Ridge554868Black Mountains.30
 Big Pine Mountain553353Black Mountains.31
79.Thunderhead Mountain55271087Western Great Smoky Mountains7.9190
 Old Butt Knob5525125Great Balsam Mountains.429
80.Elk Knob55201000Beech-Snake-Rich1.7280
80.Hemphill Bald5520320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.238
80.Charley Bald5520160Great Balsam Mountains.47
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551838Beech-Snake-Rich.466
83.Big Bald55162556Bald Mountains15.9198
84.Little Yellow Mountain5504651Roan-Unaka Mountains1.913
85.Whim Knob5501341Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.718
86.Standing Indian54992819Georgia Blue Ridge32.4235
87.Pecks Corner South5490170Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.312
 Walker Knob5482122Black Mountains.332
88.Doubletop Mountain5481921Great Balsam Mountains3.310
89.Beech Mountain54801440Beech-Snake-Rich6.228
89.Bunches Bald5480984Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.124
89.Big Junction East5480240Unicoi Mountains1.613
89.Setzer Mountain5480160Plott Balsams.56
 Brush Fence Ridge5480120Black Mountains.426
 Beartown Mountain5480120Roan-Unaka Mountains.550
93.Haw Knob5472192Unicoi Mountains.855
94.Snaggy Bald5471551Great Balsam Mountains1.711
95.Blockhouse Mountain5470590Western Great Smoky Mountains1.37
 Lost Knob5467147Great Balsam Mountains.42
 The Sawteeth545292Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.345
96.Coxcomb Mountain54431163Black Mountains2.36
 Rocky Top544141Western Great Smoky Mountains.3140
97.Wine Spring Bald54401680Nantahala Mountains9.860
97.Breakneck Ridge5440520Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.511
97.Little Hump Mountain5440440Roan-Unaka Mountains1.3133
97.Hawk Mountain5440280Roan-Unaka Mountains.89
97.Ogle Ridge5440240Black Mountains.98
97.Big Yellow Mountain5440160Roan-Unaka Mountains2.033
 Soco Bald544040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.422
 Hooper Bald5429149Unicoi Mountains.835
103.Peak 54015401321Plott Balsams.810
104.Walker Bald5400640Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.38
104.Pinnacle Bald5400240Plott Balsams.78
104.Bald Knob5400160N NC Blue Ridge Crest.616
 Parker Knob5400120Great Balsam Mountains.34
107.Rich Mountain Bald5372932Beech-Snake-Rich1.225
108.Stratton Bald53601040Unicoi Mountains3.442
108.Snowball Mountain5360440Great Craggy Mountains1.138
108.Graybeard Mountain5360320N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.751
108.Sugartree Licks North5360200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.48
 Wayah Bald5342142Nantahala Mountains1.1190
112.Crabtree Bald53202680Newfound Mountain Region11.636
112.Rocky Bald5320400Nantahala Mountains1.112
112.Fryingpan Mountain5320360Great Balsam Mountains2.389
112.Moody Top5320320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.014
 The Narrows532040Great Balsam Mountains.444
116.Big Bald53071147Roan-Unaka Mountains4.616
 Linville Peak530565N NC Blue Ridge Crest.266
 Bearpen Knob528848Great Craggy Mountains.312
117.Little Bald Mountain5280320Great Balsam Mountains1.239
117.Big Bald5280320Great Balsam Mountains.834
117.Birdstand Mountain5280240Great Balsam Mountains.99
117.Little Pisgah Mountain5280160Great Balsam Mountains.592
121.Heintooga Bald5266186Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.58
122.High Top5263383Great Balsam Mountains1.715
123.Copper Ridge Bald52561020Nantahala Mountains3.840
124.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249369Unicoi Mountains1.430
125.Tusquitee Bald52401720Nantahala Mountains7.832
125.Sugar Mountain52401120N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.154
125.Yellow Bald52401000Georgia Blue Ridge3.116
125.Rocky Knob South5240160N NC Blue Ridge Crest.731
129.Lane Pinnacle5230590Great Craggy Mountains1.631
130.Hanging Rock52211021Beech-Snake-Rich2.640
131.Potato Hill Bald5219328Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.910
132.Brier Knob5215335Western Great Smoky Mountains1.249
132.Potrock Bald5215175Nantahala Mountains.717
134.Siler Bald52001040Nantahala Mountains2.195
134.Cold Spring Knob5200320Central Great Smoky Mountains1.769
134.Little Bald5200280Bald Mountains1.380
134.Albert Mountain5200200Georgia Blue Ridge.4163
 Tater Hill519474Beech-Snake-Rich.58
138.High Rocks5190710Central Great Smoky Mountains4.88
139.Lower Hughes Ridge5188348Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.012
140.Coward Bald5187307Great Balsam Mountains.78
 Ledge Bald5184114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.417
141.Unaka Mountain51801420Roan-Unaka Mountains8.297
142.Upper Highland Ridge5166246Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.11
 High Knob516383Black Mountains.30
143.The Peak5160840Beech-Snake-Rich5.433
143.Nettle Creek Bald5160578Central Great Smoky Mountains3.521
143.Newton Bald5160560Central Great Smoky Mountains5.122
143.Cosby Knob5160466Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.742
143.South Hooper Bald5160400Unicoi Mountains.711
143.Licklog Mountain5160160Black Mountains.73
143.Beech Mountain-East Summit5160160Beech-Snake-Rich1.213
 Middle Top5160120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.40
 Little Haw Knob5160120Unicoi Mountains.42
 Beech Knob516080Great Balsam Mountains.42
 Elk Hollow Ridge516080Roan-Unaka Mountains.448
 Hangover516040Unicoi Mountains.425
150.Sandymush Bald5152472Newfound Mountain Region2.743
151.Peak 51495149229Nantahala Mountains.916
152.Indian Knob5137417Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.16
153.De Armond Bald5136176Western Great Smoky Mountains.42
154.Yellow Mountain51271527South NC Blue Ridge Crest15.241
155.Rich Benchmark5106506Great Balsam Mountains1.66
156.Bluff Mountain51001620Beech-Snake-Rich4.025
157.Purchase Knob5086326Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.213
158.Bearwallow Knob5085285Black Mountains.510
159.Green Knob5080760N NC Blue Ridge Crest2.565
159.Pilot Mountain5080521Great Balsam Mountains1.970
159.Big Butt5080320Georgia Blue Ridge.817
159.Yellow Spot5080200Roan-Unaka Mountains1.04
159.Rocky Bald5080200Nantahala Mountains1.039
 Ross Knob508082Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.713
164.North Eaglenest Mountain5071511Plott Balsams2.511
165.Mount Squires5070190Western Great Smoky Mountains1.032
166.Soco Gap North5065225Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.89
 Docks Gap East5065145Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.52
167.Cheoah Bald50622357Cheoah Mountains8.2147
168.Green Knob5056523Great Balsam Mountains1.923
169.Becks Bald5053413Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.87
 Seniard Mountain505252Great Balsam Mountains.29
170.Ridgepole Mountain5043683Georgia Blue Ridge2.318
171.Cammerer Ridge5042800Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.188
172.Little Bald Knob5040600Georgia Blue Ridge1.314
172.Mount Davis5040350Central Great Smoky Mountains1.427
172.Perry Top5040320Plott Balsams1.07
172.Big Scaly5040280Georgia Blue Ridge.518
172.Cataloochee Divide5040240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.913
172.Eaglenest Ridge5040200Plott Balsams.97
172.Fie Top5040200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.64
 Dead Line Ridge5040120Nantahala Mountains.414
179.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020580Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.97
 Matlock Bald501454Nantahala Mountains.46
180.Boteler Peak50101331Nantahala Mountains6.114
181.Three Top Mountain50001269Beech-Snake-Rich2.440
181.Shortoff Mountain5000880South NC Blue Ridge Crest1.934
181.Yellow Mountain5000659Georgia Blue Ridge1.211
181.Blue Knob5000560Black Mountains1.15
181.Sunup Knob5000160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.725
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5000120Beech-Snake-Rich2.121
 Pinnacle Mountain500040Georgia Blue Ridge.214
 Leatherwood Top500040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.30
 Peak 49604960240Newfound Mountain Region.514
 Weatherman Bald4960120Nantahala Mountains.43
 Wolfden Knob4960120Great Craggy Mountains.412
 Lickstone Ridge4960120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.21
 Hawkbill Rock496080Great Craggy Mountains.232
 Art Stewart Ridge496040Unicoi Mountains.31

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List Description

The "Southern Sixers" or "South beyond 6000" peaks are well-known and get a great deal of attention, but the enormous amount of peaks in North Carolina over 5000 feet are not as well documented or attempted.

Acknowledgments:

Much of the groundwork for this list was done by Ivan Ash, who contributed large PDF files of all southeastern USA peaks over 4000 feet to the now-defunct "America's Roof" site.

Tom Pomeroy was instrumental in getting this long-dormant list cleaned up and published, and he helped with countless corrections and updates to the work done by Ivan and myself.

 


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