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N NC Blue Ridge Crest

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointGrandfather Mountain (5946 ft/1812 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (96%), Virginia (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,072 sq mi / 5,367 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent74 mi / 119 km North-South
95 mi / 153 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 8' N; 81° 32' W
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Map of N NC Blue Ridge Crest
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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 N NC Blue Ridge Crest.
Southern Blue Ridge FrontLevel 4 (Parent)
         South Virginia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         N NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5
         South NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Georgia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Unicoi MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the N NC Blue Ridge Crest

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Grandfather Mountain59461812 
2.The Pinnacle56651727 
3.Bald Knob5400+1646+ 
4.Graybeard Mountain5360+1634+ 
5.Sugar Mountain5240+1597+ 
6.Rocky Knob South5240+1597+ 
7.Green Knob5080+1548+ 
8.Flattop Cliffs4920+1500+ 
9.Peak Mountain4920+1500+ 
10.Glass Rock Knob4880+1487+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the N NC Blue Ridge Crest

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain features a swaying suspension bridge as part of its many attractions (1991-10-26).
Attic Window Peak
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Attic Window peak at 5880ft viewed from top of MacRae (2022-09-25). Photo by Steven Fishback.
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The Pinnacle
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Summit Blue Ridge Pinnacle, 6-5-22 (2022-06-05). Photo by Jason Crane.
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Linville Peak
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Linville peak on right after crossing the Grandfather mile-high swing bridge. Benchmark "SWINGING 1971" (2022-09-25). Photo by Steven Fishback.
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Green Knob
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Lookout Tower atop of Green Knob (2016-04-23). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Thompkins Knob
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Made it! (2018-10-15).
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Tablerock
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Table Rock summit via Linville Gorge Loop, 6-1-22 (2022-06-01). Photo by Jason Crane.
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Shortoff Mountain
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Day 1 of 2-days hike of Linville Gorge Loop on Shortoff Mountain, 5-31-22 (2022-05-31). Photo by Jason Crane.
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Rendezvous Mountain
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Talking Tree Trail starting at the parking area just below summit of Rendezvous Mountain (2019-06-17). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Stone Mountain
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Nice view of Stone Mountain NC from the trails (2013-11-25). Photo by Karen Musser.
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