Bald Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBig Bald (5516 ft/1681 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (57%), North Carolina (43%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area841 sq mi / 2,179 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent30 mi / 48 km North-South
56 mi / 90 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 59' N; 82° 45' W
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Map of Bald 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 Bald Mountains.
Western Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Iron Mountains-Mount RogersLevel 5 (Sibling)
         NE Tennessee RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Beech-Snake-RichLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Roan-Unaka MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Bald MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Bald Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Big Bald55161681 
2.Little Bald5200+1585+ 
3.Upper Haw Knob4880+1487+ 
4.Green Ridge Knob4860+1481+ 
5.Gravel Knob48521479 
6.Camp Creek Bald48441476 
7.Big Butt Mountain48381475 
8.Sampson Peak47951462 
9.Elk Wallow Knob4760+1451+ 
10.Flattop Mountain47161437 
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 Bald Mountains

Phillips Knob
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Phillips Knob and firetower 4338 feet (2022-07-02). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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