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South NC Blue Ridge Crest

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointYellow Mountain (5127 ft/1563 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (57%), South Carolina (38%), Georgia (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,639 sq mi / 6,835 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent80 mi / 129 km North-South
91 mi / 146 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 11' N; 82° 35' W
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Map of South NC Blue Ridge Crest
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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 South NC Blue Ridge Crest.
Southern Blue Ridge FrontLevel 4 (Parent)
         South Virginia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         N NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5
         Georgia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Unicoi MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South NC Blue Ridge Crest

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Yellow Mountain51271563 
2.Shortoff Mountain5000+1524+ 
3.Whiteside Mountain4880+1487+ 
4.Scaly Mountain48041464 
5.Toxaway Mountain47771456 
6.Fishhawk Mountain47481447 
7.Rabun Bald46961431 
8.Sheep Cliff46811427 
9.Goat Knob4640+1414+ 
10.Cold Mountain4640+1414+ 
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 South NC Blue Ridge Crest

Rabun Bald
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Excellent view from Rabun Bald fire tower (2014-05-24). Photo by Jared Salzmann.
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Sassafras Mountain
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area surrounding the South Carolina state highpoint (2005-10-21). Photo by Tom Owen.
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