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Western Blue Ridge Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointRoan High Knob (6285 ft/1916 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (42%), North Carolina (31%), Virginia (27%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,720 sq mi / 9,635 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent85 mi / 137 km North-South
141 mi / 226 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 23' N; 81° 59' W
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Map of Western Blue Ridge Ranges
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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 Western Blue Ridge Ranges.
Blue Ridge MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Blue RidgeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Blue Ridge FrontLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Great Smoky MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4
                 Iron Mountains-Mount RogersLevel 5 (Child)
                 NE Tennessee RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Beech-Snake-RichLevel 5 (Child)
                 Roan-Unaka MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bald MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Central Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Blue Ridge Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Roan High Knob62851916Roan-Unaka Mountains
2.Roan High Bluff62671910Roan-Unaka Mountains
3.Cloudland Mountain6200+1890+Roan-Unaka Mountains
4.Grassy Ridge Bald6160+1878+Roan-Unaka Mountains
5.Round Bald5800+1768+Roan-Unaka Mountains
6.Jane Bald5800+1768+Roan-Unaka Mountains
7.Mount Rogers57291746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers
8.Hump Mountain55871703Roan-Unaka Mountains
9.Snake Mountain5560+1695+Beech-Snake-Rich
10.Pine Mountain55261684Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers
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.Roan High Knob62851916Roan-Unaka Mountains
2.Mount Rogers57291746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers
3.Snake Mountain5560+1695+Beech-Snake-Rich
4.Big Bald55161681Bald Mountains
5.Holston High Point4280+1305+NE Tennessee Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Western Blue Ridge Ranges

Roan High Knob
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The Roan High Knob benchmark is located on top of the boulders just past the High Knob Shelter (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Roan High Bluff
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Panorama from Roan High Bluff Overlook (2016-05-28). Photo by Justin P.
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Cloudland Mountain
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At the site of the previous Cloudland Hotel (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Grassy Ridge Bald
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View from the summit of Grassy Ridge Bald (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Grassy Ridge
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Almost to the summit of Grassy Ridge (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Jane Bald
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Jane IS Bald (2016-04-19). Photo by PJ Anderer.
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Round Bald
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Panoramic view from the top of Round Bald. On the left is Jane and Grassy Ridge Balds and on the right is Roan (2016-05-07). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Mount Rogers

The summit of Mount Rogers is a clearing in deep forest (1984-08-18).
Hump Mountain
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The AT approach of Hump Mountain from the north (2016-04-19). Photo by PJ Anderer.
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Snake Mountain-North Peak
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Ridgeline on top of the north peak of Snake Mountain (2016-03-12). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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