Central Great Smoky Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointClingmans Dome (6643 ft/2025 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (59%), Tennessee (41%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area345 sq mi / 893 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent27 mi / 43 km North-South
26 mi / 42 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 37' N; 83° 32' W
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Map of Central Great Smoky Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Great Smoky Mountains.
Great Smoky MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Western Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5
         Eastern Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Great Smoky Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Clingmans Dome66432025 
2.Mount Buckley6560+1999+ 
3.Mount Love6400+1951+ 
4.Mount Collins61881886 
5.Andrews Bald5920+1804+ 
6.Mount Mingus58021768 
7.Mingus Lead5640+1719+ 
8.Silers Bald56071709 
9.Jenkins Knob5560+1695+ 
10.Cold Spring Knob5200+1585+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Central Great Smoky Mountains

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is marked by an observation tower with a curved ramp, providing a view out over the trees (1983-03-15).
Chimney Tops
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The ridge looking towards 3rd Chimney from summit (2014-05-24). Photo by Albert Wolff.
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Cove Mountain
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Cove Mountain (2021-04-25). Photo by Steven Fishback.
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