Mount Le Conte, Tennessee

Prominence: 1360 ft, 415 m

Elevation: 6593 feet, 2010 meters

True Isolation: 7.17 mi, 11.54 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6593 ft / 2010 m
Alternate Name(s)Mount LeConte
Highest SummitHigh Top
SubpeaksMount Le Conte-Cliff Top (6555 ft/1998 m)
Mount Le Conte-Myrtle Point (6443 ft/1964 m)
Mount Le Conte-West Point (6344 ft/1934 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 39' 16'' N, 83° 26' 13'' W
35.654352, -83.436831 (Dec Deg)
279398 E 3948348 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSevier

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     Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #143)
     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     South Beyond 6000 (Rank #7)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     Tennessee 4500-foot Peaks (Rank #3)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 406
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 371)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     0000 by George Beckmann
     1992-03-18 by Greg Slayden
     2010-04-21 by Ed Wandall
     2010-05-18 by Tom Kiffmeyer
     2011-04-05 by Craig Barrett
     2011-04-13 by Ed Wandall
     2011-06-28 by Kevin O'Laughlin
     2011-09-13 by Scott Parkins
     2012-06-23 by Steve Fentner
     2012-07-22 by Tom Layton
     2013-08-30 by Ian Covey
     2014-03-08 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2014-07-16 by Mark Prier
     2014-07-25 by William Musser
     2014-07-29 by Roy Scholl
     2015-05-31 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2017-02-11 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-05-30 by David Carlson (GPS Track)
     2017-08-21 by Spencer Corcoran
     2018-06-10 by Christa Kearsey
     2018-11-28 by Spencer Corcoran
     2019-03-16 by Dennis Stewart
     2019-03-29 by Andrew Mack
     2019-05-22 by Ariel Jacala (GPS Track)
     2019-09-24 by Patrick Skarp (GPS Track)
     2019-11-02 by Summer Rehkop (GPS Track)
     2020-02-03 by Keith Turner

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Mount Le Conte is the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, and the sixth highest in the entire Appalachian chain. From its summit, Le Conte drops a vertical mile (5280') down to Gatlinburg over a distance of 5.8 miles--nowhere else in the eastern United States is there a greater drop over a shorter distance. Its massive bulk, projecting north from the main Smokies crest, is clearly one of the dominant summits of the South.

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Mount LeConte, Tennessee, as seen from Charlies Bunion (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1360 ft/415 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1360 ft/415 m
  Line Parent: Mount Guyot
  Key Col: False Gap    5233 ft/1595 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.17 mi/11.54 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.5633, -83.4983
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Clingmans Dome  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Great Smoky Mountains
Range5: Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
Drainage BasinsFrench Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topo MapMount Le Conte O35083f4 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Cherokee Orchard 2580 ft/786 m
Vertical Gain: 4013 ft/1224 m
Distance (one way): 6.15 mi/9.9 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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All of us at the summit (2013-03-15). Photo by Howard Gilson.
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Mount LeConte High Point (2014-07-29). Photo by Roy Scholl .
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