Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointSnake Mountain (5560+ ft/1695+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (70%), Tennessee (30%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area740 sq mi / 1,918 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent37 mi / 60 km North-South
48 mi / 77 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 20' N; 81° 46' W
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Map of Beech-Snake-Rich
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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 Beech-Snake-Rich.
Western Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Iron Mountains-Mount RogersLevel 5 (Sibling)
         NE Tennessee RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Beech-Snake-RichLevel 5
         Roan-Unaka MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Bald MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Beech-Snake-Rich

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Snake Mountain5560+1695+ 
2.Elk Knob5520+1682+ 
3.Beech Mountain5480+1670+ 
4.Rich Mountain Bald53721637 
5.Hanging Rock5200+1585+ 
6.Tater Hill51941583 
7.The Peak5160+1573+ 
8.Bluff Mountain51001554 
9.Three Top Mountain5000+1524+ 
10.Old Field Bald49581511 
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 Beech-Snake-Rich

Snake Mountain-North Peak
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Ridgeline on top of the north peak of Snake Mountain (2016-03-12). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Three Top Mountain
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Three Top Mountain (2016-04-08). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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