Thunderhead Mountain, North Carolina/Tennessee

Prominence: 1087 ft, 332 m

Elevation: 5527 feet, 1685 meters

True Isolation: 7.92 mi, 12.74 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5527 ft / 1685 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 34' 7'' N, 83° 42' 23'' W
35.568693, -83.706321 (Dec Deg)
254735 E 3939483 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionSwain
Blount (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Thunderhead Mountain:
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #19)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #15)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #84)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #13)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #15)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #88)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #436)
     Tennessee 4500-foot Peaks (Rank #20)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #79)
     North Carolina Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #69)
     Tennessee Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #44)
     Southern USA Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #225)
     Tennessee County High Points (Rank #4)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #24)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 209
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 184)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1977-06 by Jack Magaw (GPS Track)
     1992-04-14 by Terry DelliQuadri
     2000-04-27 by Kevin Hessler
     2006-05-13 by Brian Stansberry
     2008-04-12 by Jeff Malik
     2012-06-07 by Mike Gourley (GPS Track)
     2013-05-25 by Debbie Melita
     2015-07-04 by Tomoko Nakajima
     2016-11-02 by Stav Basis
     2018-05-11 by Wesley Barry (GPS Track)
     2020-06-01 by William Sanderson
     2020-06-06 by Roger Bartlett (GPS Track)
     2020-07-17 by Scott Leslie
     2020-09-26 by Scott Leslie
     2020-11-21 by Barrett Wood
     2021-04-26 by David Winston (GPS Track)
     2021-05-27 by Cheryl Steiner

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The summit ridge of Thunderhead Mountain in the Smokies, in spring before the leaves come out (2008-04-12). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1087 ft/332 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1127 ft/344 m
  Line Parent: Mount Buckley
  Key Col: Sugartree Gap    4440 ft/1353 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.92 mi/12.74 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.5658, -83.5658
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Silers Bald  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Great Smoky Mountains
Range5: Western Great Smoky Mountains (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesGreat Smoky Crest
Drainage Basins
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

Little Tennessee
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topo MapThunderhead Mountain O35083e6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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