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Great Smoky Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointClingmans Dome (6643 ft/2025 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (72%), North Carolina (28%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,065 sq mi / 5,349 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent46 mi / 73 km North-South
71 mi / 115 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 45' N; 83° 37' W
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Map of Great Smoky Mountains
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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 Great Smoky Mountains.
Blue Ridge MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Blue RidgeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Blue Ridge FrontLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Great Smoky MountainsLevel 4
                 Western Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Western Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Clingmans Dome66432025Central Great Smoky Mountains
2.Mount Guyot66212018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
3.Mount Le Conte65932010Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
4.Mount Buckley6560+1999+Central Great Smoky Mountains
5.Mount Chapman64171956Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
6.Mount Love6400+1951+Central Great Smoky Mountains
7.Old Black63701942Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
8.Luftee Knob62341900Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
9.Mount Kephart62171895Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
10.Mount Collins61881886Central Great Smoky Mountains
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.Clingmans Dome66432025Central Great Smoky Mountains
2.Mount Guyot66212018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
3.Thunderhead Mountain55271685Western Great Smoky Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is marked by an observation tower with a curved ramp, providing a view out over the trees (1983-03-15).
Mount Guyot
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The view from Mount Cammerer: in the center background is Mount Guyot, 4th highest summit in the Appalachians (2008-04-26). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Le Conte
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Mount LeConte, Tennessee, as seen from Charlies Bunion (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Sterling

The rickety fire tower on Mount Sterling, in North Carolina Photo by Jeff Malik.
Charlies Bunion
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The rocky peak of Charlies Bunion, Tennessee (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Thunderhead Mountain
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The summit ridge of Thunderhead Mountain in the Smokies, in spring before the leaves come out (2008-04-12). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Gregory Bald
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Meadows mark the summit area of well-named Gregory Bald in the Smokies (2008-02-02). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Cammerer
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The old fire lookout tower perched atop Mount Cammerer in the Great Smoky Mountains (2008-04-26). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Chimney Tops
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The ridge looking towards 3rd Chimney from summit (2014-05-24). Photo by Albert Wolff.
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