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Mount Mitchell viewed from Mount Mitchell State Park Restaurant, Oct 2016
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the U.S. state of North Carolina

This page lists notable mountains in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Highest mountains

The following sortable table lists the 20 highest mountain peaks of North Carolina with at least 160 feet (49 m) of topographic prominence. Listings found elsewhere may not necessarily agree because they do not include each of these mountains.

Clingmans Dome observation tower TN1
Clingman's Dome, third highest mountain in North Carolina
Mount-chapman-guyot
Mount Chapman, 7th highest mountain in North Carolina
Richland Balsam viewed from Cowee Mountain Overlook, Oct 2016
Richland Balsam, 8th highest mountain in North Carolina
Mount Kephart 2012
Mount Kephart, 16th highest mountain in North Carolina
The 20 highest summits of North Carolina with at least 160 feet of topographic prominence

Rank Summit Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Mitchell Black Mountains &100000000000020372829996,684 ft
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&100000000000018574510006,094 ft
1857 m
&100000000019134900000001,189 mi
1,913 km
35°45′53″N 82°15′54″W / 35.764857°N 82.26506°W / 35.764857; -82.26506 (Mount Mitchell)
2 Mount Craig Black Mountains &100000000000020260000006,647 ft
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&10000000000000087000000285 ft
87 m
&100000000000014400000000.89 mi
1.44 km
35°46′39″N 82°15′42″W / 35.777584°N 82.261759°W / 35.777584; -82.261759 (Mount Craig (North Carolina))
3 Clingmans Dome Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000020247860006,643 ft
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&100000000000013730000004,505 ft
1373 m
&1000000000011385000000070.7 mi
113.9 km
35°33′47″N 83°29′55″W / 35.562919°N 83.498601°W / 35.562919; -83.498601 (Clingmans Dome)
4 Mount Guyot Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000020180809996,621 ft
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&100000000000004818888001,581 ft
482 m
&1000000000002694000000016.74 mi
26.9 km
35°42′19″N 83°15′28″W / 35.705311°N 83.257683°W / 35.705311; -83.257683 (Mount Guyot)
5 Balsam Cone Black Mountains &100000000000020116800006,600 ft
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&10000000000000109727999360 ft
110 m
&100000000000014500000000.90 mi
1.45 km
35°47′23″N 82°15′21″W / 35.789705°N 82.255846°W / 35.789705; -82.255846 (Balsam Cone)
6 Mount Gibbes Black Mountains &100000000000019872960006,520 ft
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&10000000000000121920000400 ft
122 m
&100000000000033800000002.10 mi
3.38 km
35°44′21″N 82°17′07″W / 35.739124°N 82.285235°W / 35.739124; -82.285235 (Mount Gibbes)
7 Mount Chapman Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000019559020006,417 ft
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&10000000000000175870000577 ft
176 m
&100000000000023900000001.49 mi
2.39 km
35°41′12″N 83°16′16″W / 35.686712°N 83.271089°W / 35.686712; -83.271089 (Mount Chapman)
8 Richland Balsam Great Balsam Mountains &100000000000019537680006,410 ft
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&100000000000009174479993,010 ft
917 m
&1000000000004358000000027.1 mi
43.6 km
35°22′03″N 82°59′25″W / 35.367588°N 82.990335°W / 35.367588; -82.990335 (Richland Balsam)
9 Old Black Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000019415760006,370 ft
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&10000000000000051816000170 ft
52 m
&100000000000011000000000.68 mi
1.10 km
35°42′54″N 83°15′20″W / 35.715047°N 83.255426°W / 35.715047; -83.255426 (Old Black)
10 Celo Knob Black Mountains &100000000000019284700006,327 ft
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&10000000000000185014000607 ft
185 m
&100000000000056600000003.52 mi
5.66 km
35°51′09″N 82°14′55″W / 35.852423°N 82.248678°W / 35.852423; -82.248678 (Celo Knob)
11 Blackstock Knob Black Mountains &100000000000019263359386,320 ft
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&10000000000000134111995440 ft
134 m
&100000000000025749439991.60 mi
2.57 km
35°44′17″N 82°19′07″W / 35.738063°N 82.318615°W / 35.738063; -82.318615 (Blackstock Knob)
12 Waterrock Knob Plott Balsams &100000000000019178015386,292 ft
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&100000000000005934455811,947 ft
593 m
&1000000000001721993799910.70 mi
17.22 km
35°27′51″N 83°08′16″W / 35.464088°N 83.137812°W / 35.464088; -83.137812 (Waterrock Knob)
13 Roan High Knob Unaka Range &100000000000019156679386,285 ft
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&100000000000010622279663,485 ft
1062 m
&1000000000003025559200018.80 mi
30.3 km
36°06′16″N 82°07′21″W / 36.104561°N 82.122448°W / 36.104561; -82.122448 (Roan High Knob)
14 Mount Lyn Lowry Plott Balsams &100000000000019019519396,240 ft
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&10000000000000109727996360 ft
110 m
&100000000000024140100001.50 mi
2.41 km
35°27′49″N 83°06′38″W / 35.46371°N 83.110627°W / 35.46371; -83.110627 (Mount Lyn Lowry)
15 Luftee Knob Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000019001231396,234 ft
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&10000000000000095707196314 ft
96 m
&100000000000040233499992.50 mi
4.02 km
35°41′33″N 83°12′55″W / 35.692447°N 83.215382°W / 35.692447; -83.215382 (Celo Knob)
16 Mount Kephart Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000018949415396,217 ft
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&10000000000000200253593657 ft
200 m
&100000000000045061520002.80 mi
4.51 km
35°37′52″N 83°23′24″W / 35.630988°N 83.389906°W / 35.630988; -83.389906 (Mount Kephart)
17 Black Balsam Knob Great Balsam Mountains &100000000000018940271396,214 ft
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&10000000000000301447190989 ft
301 m
&100000000000114263140007.10 mi
11.43 km
35°19′41″N 82°52′28″W / 35.328003°N 82.874571°W / 35.328003; -82.874571 (Black Balsam Knob)
18 Winter Star Mountain Black Mountains &100000000000018906743396,203 ft
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&10000000000000086258397283 ft
86 m
&100000000000017702739991.10 mi
1.77 km
35°49′04″N 82°14′57″W / 35.817668°N 82.249273°W / 35.817668; -82.249273 (Winter Star Mountain)
19 Mount Collins Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000018861023396,188 ft
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&10000000000000141731995465 ft
142 m
&100000000000027358780001.70 mi
2.74 km
35°35′11″N 83°28′23″W / 35.586275°N 83.473046°W / 35.586275; -83.473046 (Mount Collins)
20 Marks Knob Great Smoky Mountains &100000000000018803111396,169 ft
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&10000000000000075895197249 ft
76 m
&100000000000022530760001.40 mi
2.25 km
35°40′48″N 83°14′55″W / 35.67999°N 83.248498°W / 35.67999; -83.248498 (Marks Knob)

Other mountains

Cold Mountain from Haywood-Jackson Overlook, Oct 2016 2
Cold Mountain
Grandfather Mountain peaks from Half Moon Overlook, Oct 2016
Grandfather Mountain
Big Pinnacle of Pilot Mountain high res
Pilot Mountain
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Stone Mountain
Whiteside Mountain viewed from the top
Whiteside Mountain
  • Adams Mountain
  • Albert Mountain
  • Andrews Bald
  • Bear's Paw
  • Beaucatcher Mountain
  • Bee Mountain
  • Beech Mountain
  • Big Butt Mountain
  • Big Yellow Mountain
  • Black Mountains
  • Bluerock Mountain
  • Bob Stratton Bald
  • Brier Knob
  • Brown Mountain
  • Brushy Mountains
  • Chestnut Mountain (Caldwell County, North Carolina)
  • Chestnut Mountain (Transylvania County, North Carolina)
  • Crowders Mountain
  • Cold Mountain
  • Crowder's Mountain
  • Devil's Courthouse
  • Eaglenest Mountain
  • Flattop Mountain
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Grandmother Mountain
  • Great Craggy Mountains
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Gregory Bald
  • Hanging Rock
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • Hibriten Mountain
  • Humpback Mountain
  • King's Pinnacle
  • Little Yellow Mountain
  • Looking Glass Rock
  • Max Patch
  • Morrow Mountain
  • Moore's Knob
  • Mount Hardison
  • Mount Jefferson
  • Mount Pisgah
  • North Eaglenest Mountain
  • Occoneechee Mountain
  • Old Butt Knob
  • Peak Mountain
  • Pilot Mountain
  • Pixie Mountain
  • Rich Mountain
  • Rich Mountain Bald
  • Saura Mountains
  • Scaly Mountain
  • Shining Rock
  • Shuckstack
  • Silers Bald
  • Snake Mountain
  • Standing Indian Mountain
  • Stone Mountain
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Tanasee Bald
  • Three Top Mountain
  • Thunderhead Mountain
  • Tricorner Knob
  • Unicoi Mountains
  • Uwharrie Mountains
  • Whiteside Mountain
  • Wayah Bald
  • Woody's Knob
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