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Piedmont

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointIcy Knob (3000 ft/914 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesGeorgia (35%), North Carolina (30%), South Carolina (21%), Virginia (12%), Florida (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area140,186 sq mi / 363,081 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent562 mi / 904 km North-South
554 mi / 892 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 20' N; 80° 27' W
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Map of Piedmont
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Piedmont.
Piedmont-Southeast CoastLevel 3 (Parent)
         Mid-Atlantic Coastal PlainLevel 4 (Sibling)
         PiedmontLevel 4
                 Virginia PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Western Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Georgia PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
         Southeast CoastLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Piedmont

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Icy Knob3000914Western Carolina Piedmont
2.Buzzard Roost2980908Western Carolina Piedmont
3.Propst Mountain2960+902+Western Carolina Piedmont
4.Hickory Knob2960+902+Western Carolina Piedmont
5.Walker Top2920+890+Western Carolina Piedmont
6.Benn Knob2880+878+Western Carolina Piedmont
7.Skull Knob2840+866+Western Carolina Piedmont
8.Kaylor Knob2779847Western Carolina Piedmont
9.Krunkleton Knob2760+841+Western Carolina Piedmont
10.High Peak2720+829+Western Carolina Piedmont
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Icy Knob3000914Western Carolina Piedmont
2.Pores Knob2660+811+Eastern Carolina Piedmont
3.Turkeycock Mountain1850564Virginia Piedmont
4.Chenocetah Mountain1820+555+Georgia Piedmont



Photos of Peaks in the Piedmont

Walker Top
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Walker Top Tower (2019-09-19). Photo by Jason Newman.
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Moores Knob
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View of Pilot Mtn from the top of the Moore's Knob lookout tower (2016-03-18). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Pilot Mountain
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PILOT MOUNTAIN (2014-05-30). Photo by Shawn Dunn.
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Currahee Mountain
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An east side view of the mountain. Access is on a rough road drive-up from the north side (2020-02-15). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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The Pinnacle
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Looking north towards the city of Kings Mountain from The Pinnacle's rocky ridge (2020-01-28). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain has giant bas-relief depictions of Confederate generals carved into its side (1989-04-19).
Spencer Mountain
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The power-line chute up Spencer Mountain. Sorry if this displays sideways--it's upright in the enlargement. (2017-03-26). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Kyles Mountain
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Kyles Mountain on a foggy morning hike (2008-05-16). Photo by Scott Surgent.
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Shepherd Mountain
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View east from atop the tower on Shepherd Mt (2015-10-09). Photo by jeff branin.
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Atlanta High Point
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Atlanta city high point...complete with local pushing a washing machine in a shopping cart (2013-06-18). Photo by Tom Owen.
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