The Pinnacle, North Carolina

Prominence: 465 ft, 142 m

Elevation: 5665 feet, 1727 meters

True Isolation: 1.67 mi, 2.69 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5665 ft / 1727 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 42' 16'' N, 82° 16' 31'' W
35.704308, -82.275411 (Dec Deg)
384620 E 3951902 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionBuncombe
McDowell (Highest Point)

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     Pinnacle at Trip Report for McDowell, NC by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for McDowell, NC by John Garner Trip Report for McDowell, NC by Don Desrosiers Trip Report for McDowell, NC by Shannon Dillmore

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Lists that contain The Pinnacle:
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #65)
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #17)
     North Carolina County High Points (Rank #11)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #74)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #13)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #22)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #14)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2000-05-26 by Scott Surgent
     2010-07-04 by Tom Layton
     2012-05-18 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2012-06-06 by jeff branin
     2012-08-23 by Dave Dunham
     2012-09-02 by Coby King
     2014-01-26 by Brian Buchanan
     2014-12-15 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2016-07-17 by Bradley Reese (GPS Track)
     2017-05-07 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-07-14 by Henry Pharr
     2019-02-14 by Henry Pharr

View ascents of peak by registered members (68 total)

Nearby Peak Searches:
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 465 ft/142 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 505 ft/154 m
  Line Parent: Potato Knob
  Key Col: Black Mountain Gap    5200 ft/1585 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.67 mi/2.69 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.7267, -82.2867
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Potato Knob  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Southern Blue Ridge Front
Range5: N NC Blue Ridge Crest
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
South Blue Ridge
Drainage BasinsMajor Triple Divide Point
Atlantic Ocean

French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Topo MapMontreat O35082f3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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