Masa Knob, North Carolina/Tennessee

Prominence: 166 ft, 50 m

Elevation: 5680+ feet, 1731+ meters

True Isolation: 0.44 mi, 0.71 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5680 - 5720 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5680 ft / 1731 m
    (Range 5680 - 5720 ft)
SubpeaksCharlies Bunion - Tourist Bunion (5536 ft/1687 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 38' 5'' N, 83° 22' 41'' W
35.634708, -83.377939 (Dec Deg)
284678 E 3946038 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionSwain

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     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #68)
     Tennessee 4500-foot Peaks (Rank #16)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #60)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 66
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 57)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1992-04-17 by Terry DelliQuadri
     1999 by pat stout
     2009-03-06 by Jeff Rinehart
     2013-04-04 by Ed Wandall
     2013-05-27 by Debbie Melita
     2014-06-15 by Dan Hildebrand
     2014-10-20 by Jared Salzmann
     2019-07-08 by Jonathan Vance
     2020-05-22 by William Sanderson
     2020-11-04 by Barrett Wood
     2021-04-11 by Powen Ru (GPS Track)
     2022-12-21 by Nate B (GPS Track)

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Click on photo for original larger-size version.
The summit of Masa Knob is small and covered with Red Spruce. Access is via a short but obvious manway along the ridge north of the summit after stepping off the Appalachian Trail (2020-05-22). Photo by William Sanderson.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 166 ft/50 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 206 ft/62 m
  Key Col: 5514 ft/1681 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.44 mi/0.71 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.6342, -83.3858
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Kephart  (W)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Great Smoky Mountains
Range5: Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
Ridges/DividesGreat Smoky Crest
Drainage Basins
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

Little Tennessee
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topo MapMount Le Conte O35083f4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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