Balsam Mountain

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointLuftee Knob (6234 ft/1900 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina
Area210 sq mi / 545 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent21 mi / 34 km North-South
19 mi / 30 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 37' N; 83° 9' W
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Map of Balsam Mountain
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Eastern Great Smoky MountainsLevel 5 (Parent)
         Balsam MountainLevel 6

Major Peaks of the Balsam Mountain

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Luftee Knob62341900Balsam Mountain
2.Mount Yonaguska61781883Balsam Mountain
3.Big Cataloochee Mountain61551876Balsam Mountain
4.Thermo Knob6080+1853+Balsam Mountain
5.Big Butt6040+1841+Balsam Mountain
6.Balsam Corner6040+1841+Balsam Mountain
7.Cataloochee Balsam59701820Balsam Mountain
8.Chiltoes Mountain5880+1792+Balsam Mountain
9.Mount Sterling58421781Balsam Mountain
10.Balsam High Top5720+1743+Balsam Mountain
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 Balsam Mountain

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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Mount Sterling

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

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