Unicoi Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointHuckleberry Knob (5560+ ft/1695+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (65%), North Carolina (35%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,017 sq mi / 2,633 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent37 mi / 59 km North-South
59 mi / 94 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 21' N; 84° 11' W
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Map of Unicoi Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Unicoi Mountains.
Southern Blue Ridge FrontLevel 4 (Parent)
         South Virginia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         N NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South NC Blue Ridge CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Georgia Blue RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Unicoi MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Unicoi Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Huckleberry Knob5560+1695+ 
2.Big Junction East5480+1670+ 
3.Haw Knob54721668 
4.Hooper Bald54291655 
5.Stratton Bald5360+1634+ 
6.Big Junction5360+1634+ 
7.Little Huckleberry Knob5360+1634+ 
8.Laurel Top5320+1622+ 
9.Saddle Tree Gap Peak52491600 
10.South Hooper Bald5160+1573+ 
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 Unicoi Mountains

Huckleberry Knob
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View looking Northward towards Great Smoky NP. Huckleberry makes for an easy 600M Prominence Peak with great views (2023-01-15). Photo by Curtis Jorgensen.
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Laurel Top - Southwest Ridge
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Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge boundary marker (2020-11-13). Photo by Steven Fishback.
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