Plott Balsams

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointWaterrock Knob (6292 ft/1918 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina
Area141 sq mi / 365 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent17 mi / 27 km North-South
27 mi / 43 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 29' N; 83° 9' W
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Map of Plott Balsams
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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 Plott Balsams.
Central Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Black MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Great Craggy MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Newfound Mountain RegionLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plott BalsamsLevel 5
         Great Balsam MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cowee MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cheoah MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Nantahala MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Plott Balsams

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Waterrock Knob62921918 
2.Mount Lyn Lowry6240+1902+ 
3.Browning Knob6240+1902+ 
4.Plott Balsam Mountain60881856 
5.Yellow Face60321839 
6.Blackrock Mountain58101771 
7.Oldfield Top5800+1768+ 
8.Campbell Lick55761700 
9.Setzer Mountain5480+1670+ 
10.Peak 540154011646 
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 Plott Balsams

Waterrock Knob
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Looking out from Waterrock Knob (2013-10-27). Photo by Bruce Hicks.
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