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Bob Stratton Bald
Highest point
Elevation 5,360 ft (1,630 m)
Prominence 1,040 ft (320 m)
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Parent range Unicoi Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains

Bob Stratton Bald, often referred to as Stratton Bald, is a grassy bald in the Unicoi Mountains located in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in the Nantahala National Forest. Its elevation is approximately 5,360 feet.


The bald is named for Robert "Bob" Stratton (1825-1864), whose family lived on the bald.

The bald is subdivided into two smaller balds: Stratton Bald (elevation 5,360 feet), and Bob Bald (elevation 5,280 feet). Together, they make up Bob Stratton Bald. It is a typical Appalachian bald, with thick grass and few trees and is a popular hiking destination for backpackers. It is accessible via the Stratton Bald Trail (FS Trail 54), which connects to the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Cherohala Skyway.

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