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Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Guyot (6621 ft/2018 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (63%), North Carolina (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area791 sq mi / 2,048 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent43 mi / 69 km North-South
34 mi / 55 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 46' N; 83° 17' W
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Map of Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
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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 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.
Great Smoky MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Western Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5
                 Balsam MountainLevel 6 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Guyot66212018 
2.Mount Le Conte65932010 
3.Mount Chapman64171956 
4.Old Black63701942 
5.Luftee Knob62341900Balsam Mountain
6.Mount Kephart62171895 
7.Mount Yonaguska61781883Balsam Mountain
8.Marks Knob61691880 
9.Big Cataloochee Mountain61551876Balsam Mountain
10.Tricorner Knob61451873 
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.Luftee Knob62341900Balsam Mountain



Photos of Peaks in the Eastern Great Smoky Mountains

Mount Guyot
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The view from Mount Cammerer: in the center background is Mount Guyot, 4th highest summit in the Appalachians (2008-04-26). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Le Conte
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Mount LeConte, Tennessee, as seen from Charlies Bunion (2010-04-10). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Chapman
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Hard to find cairn (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Old Black
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Overgrown summit (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Luftee Knob
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Cairn on summit (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Mount Yonaguska
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Steven on the summit (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Marks Knob
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the cairn (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Mount Sequoyah
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right off AT (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Laurel Top
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Old orange tent stake marks the high point. (2019-07-01). Photo by Jason Newman.
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Mount Sterling

The rickety fire tower on Mount Sterling, in North Carolina Photo by Jeff Malik.



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