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Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Carolina Mountain Club

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RankPeak Elev-M
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AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18571279 
2.Clingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13791304 
3.Mount Sterling1781Eastern Great Smoky Mountains20289 
4.Fryingpan Mountain1634Great Balsam Mountains13462 
5.Wayah Bald1628Nantahala Mountains55128 
6.Albert Mountain1597Georgia Blue Ridge85112 
7.Yellow Mountain1563South NC Blue Ridge Crest47826 
8.Green Knob1561N NC Blue Ridge Crest25651 
9.Cowee Bald1507Cowee Mountains51920 
10.Mount Cammerer1502Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15101 
11.Camp Creek Bald1476Bald Mountains52954 
12.Little Snowball Mountain-Northeast Peak1451Great Craggy Mountains4918 
13.Joanna Bald1450Unicoi Mountains42920 
14.Barnett Knob1434Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16928 
15.Wesser Bald1410Nantahala Mountains24090 
16.Flat Top Mountain1389N NC Blue Ridge Crest34181 
17.Chambers Mountain1371Newfound Mountain Region24917 
18.Bearwallow Mountain1290South NC Blue Ridge Crest413111 
19.Shuckstack1225Western Great Smoky Mountains10487 
20.Mount Noble Lookout Tower1183Central Great Smoky Mountains6115 
21.Rich Mountain1131Bald Mountains24150 
22.Moores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont445105 
23.Rendezvous Mountain756N NC Blue Ridge Crest7320 
24.Panther Top711Georgia Blue Ridge17516 

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List Description

This list shows major summits in western North Carolina that have lookout towers on their summits. Since many peaks in the Southern Appalachians are thickly forested to the very summit, the towers on these peaks offer fine views over the trees. Many of these towers are old fire lookouts, but others were build for the benefit of tourists (including towers on Mount Mitchell and Clingmans Dome).

Note that the Little Snowball fire lookout tower has been removed from the Northeast Peak of Little Snowball Mountain and reconstructed at a valley site, the Big Ivy Historical Campus. To get credit from the Carolina Mountain Club for completing this list, you must hike to the old mountain site, plus drive to the tower in its new location and climb it there.

Links

     Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers (Barr)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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