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Southeastern Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Middle ProngRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges216
2.Shining RockGrassy Cove Top6040Central Blue Ridge Ranges186
3.Lewis ForkMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1073
4.Southern NantahalaStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front236
5.Joyce Kilmer-SlickrockStratton Bald5360Southern Blue Ridge Front42
6.Citico CreekBob Bald-West Ridge5160Southern Blue Ridge Front12
7.Little Wilson CreekStone Mountain4940Western Blue Ridge Ranges45
8.Unaka MountainUnaka Wilderness High Point4800Western Blue Ridge Ranges11
9.Roaring Plains WestMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains36
10.BrasstownBrasstown Wilderness High Point4720Southern Blue Ridge Front86
11.BeartownBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges53
12.CranberryBlack Mountain Peak 45564556Allegheny Mountains3
13.Blood MountainBlood Mountain4440Southern Blue Ridge Front441
14.Tray MountainTray Mountain4430Southern Blue Ridge Front250
15.Pond MountainPond Mountain4329Western Blue Ridge Ranges14
16.Ramseys DraftHardscrabble Knob4282Central Appalachian Ridges10
17.Upper Bald RiverBeaverdam Bald-West Slope4200Southern Blue Ridge Front1
17.Big FrogBig Frog Mountain4200Southern Blue Ridge Front68
17.CohuttaBig Frog Mountain4200Southern Blue Ridge Front68
20.Dolly SodsHarman Knob4180Allegheny Mountains17
21.Sampson MountainSampson Mountain Wilderness High Point4160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2
21.Thunder RidgeThunder Ridge Wilderness High Point4160Northern Blue Ridge36
23.Mountain LakeMountain Lake Wilderness High Point4140Central Appalachian Ridges5
24.Linville GorgeGingercake Mountain4120Southern Blue Ridge Front26
24.Hunting Camp CreekHunting Camp Creek Wilderness High Point4120Southern Appalachian Ridges4
26.Garden MountainGarden Mountain-Peak 40804080Southern Appalachian Ridges25
27.PriestThe Priest4063Northern Blue Ridge174
28.Mark TrailHorsetrough Mountain4040Southern Blue Ridge Front33
28.Raccoon BranchIron Mountains West High Point4040Western Blue Ridge Ranges18
28.Rich MountainRich Mountain4040Southern Blue Ridge Front45
31.Three RidgesThree Ridges3970Northern Blue Ridge95
32.Laurel Fork SouthMiddle Mountain3960Allegheny Mountains0
33.Peters MountainPeters Mountain-Peak 39563956Central Appalachian Ridges13
34.Otter CreekOtter Creek Wilderness High Point3920Allegheny Mountains0
35.Raven CliffsLevelland Mountain3880Southern Blue Ridge Front82
36.Barbours CreekPotts Mountain3800Central Appalachian Ridges9
36.Shawvers RunPotts Mountain-Peak 38203800Central Appalachian Ridges7
38.Laurel Fork NorthLaurel Fork North Wilderness High Point3760Allegheny Mountains2
39.Ellicott RockEllicot Mountain3720Southern Blue Ridge Front2
39.ShenandoahSpitler Hill3720Northern Blue Ridge6
41.Saint Mary'sCellar Mountain3640Northern Blue Ridge5
42.Big Laurel BranchNidever Benchmark3623Western Blue Ridge Ranges15
43.Little Dry RunPeak 36143614Western Blue Ridge Ranges3
44.Rich HoleBrushy Mountain3560Central Appalachian Ridges5
45.Kimberling CreekKimberling Creek Wilderness High Point3360Southern Appalachian Ridges3
46.Spice RunSpice Run High Point3284Central Appalachian Ridges0
47.Little Frog MountainSassafras Knob-West Slope3280Southern Blue Ridge Front0
48.Big DraftGreenbrier Mountain3121Central Appalachian Ridges1
49.Stone MountainStone Mountain Wilderness High Point3120Cumberland Mountains2
50.Brush Mountain EastBrush Mountain3100Central Appalachian Ridges23
51.Bald River GorgeGravelstand Top-Southeast Peak3080Southern Blue Ridge Front1
52.James River FaceHighcock Knob3073Northern Blue Ridge56
53.Brush MountainBrush Mountain Wilderness High Point3020Central Appalachian Ridges0
54.Rough MountainRough Mountain2842Central Appalachian Ridges1
55.Gee CreekChestnut Mountain2560Southern Blue Ridge Front2
56.CheahaHernandez Peak-South Slope2240Southern Appalachian Ridges31
57.Dugger MountainDugger Mountain2140Southern Appalachian Ridges14
58.Beaver CreekBeaver Creek Wilderness High Point1280Cumberland Plateau0
58.CliftyClifty Wilderness High Point1280Cumberland Plateau1
60.SipseySipsey Wilderness High Point1060Cumberland Plateau2
61.Birkhead MountainsBirkhead Wilderness High Point957Piedmont8
62.OkefenokeeOkefenokee Wilderness High Point140Piedmont0
63.Congaree National ParkCongaree Wilderness High Point120Piedmont13
64.Cumberland IslandTerrapin Point50Piedmont0

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List Description

This list does not include 29 National Wilderness Areas in the southeastern USA that are in swampy or very low lying terrain. These areas are subject to flooding, storm surges, or other events that can modify the flat terrain. Even without those factors, locating and visiting a single highest land point in these wet and thickly vegetated areas is likely not really possible in a truly objective sense.

The Wilderness Areas not represented by high points on this list are:

  • All 17 wilderness areas in Florida
  • Wolf Island and Blackbeard Island in Georgia
  • Swanquarter, Catfish Lake South, Sheep Ridge, Pond Pine, and Pocosin in North Carolina
  • Little Wambaw Swamp, Wambaw Creek, Hell Hole Bay, Cape Romain, and Wambaw Swamp in South Carolina

 


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