Clinch Mountain Complex

Range TypeArea dominanted by a single large peak
Highest PointBeartown Mountain (4689 ft/1429 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (63%), Virginia (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,390 sq mi / 6,190 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent97 mi / 157 km North-South
172 mi / 278 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 26' N; 82° 58' W
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Map of Clinch Mountain Complex
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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 Clinch Mountain Complex.
Southern Appalachian RidgesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Walker Mountain ComplexLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Clinch Mountain ComplexLevel 5
                 Knob MountainLevel 6 (Child)
         Powell Mountain-Wallen RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Far South Appalachian RidgesLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Clinch Mountain Complex

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Beartown Mountain46891429 
2.Flattop Mountain45281380 
3.Morris Knob4440+1353+Knob Mountain
4.Redrock Mountain4400+1341+ 
5.Brushy Mountain4320+1317+ 
6.Clinch Mountain-Peak 42804280+1305+ 
7.Chimney Rock Peak42301289Knob Mountain
8.Brumley Mountain42211287 
9.Middle Knob42081283 
10.Clover Field42081283 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Morris Knob4440+1353+Knob Mountain

Photos of Peaks in the Clinch Mountain Complex

Beartown Mountain
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The northern ramparts of Beartown Mtn (2018-10-17). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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Morris Knob
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View west to east on VA91 of Morris Knob (2021-04-04). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Middle Knob
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1933 fire tower and ruins at summit of Middle Knob (2013-12-21). Photo by Bryan Marchant.
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House Mountain
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view from the north side of House Mountain near the Knox county high point (2011-03-16). Photo by Tom Owen.
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