Nantahala Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointWine Spring Bald (5440+ ft/1658+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina
Area477 sq mi / 1,236 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent25 mi / 40 km North-South
37 mi / 60 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 12' N; 83° 42' W
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Map of Nantahala 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 Nantahala Mountains.
Central Blue Ridge RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Black MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Great Craggy MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Newfound Mountain RegionLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plott BalsamsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Great Balsam MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cowee MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cheoah MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Nantahala MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Nantahala Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Wine Spring Bald5440+1658+ 
2.Wayah Bald53421628 
3.Rocky Bald5320+1622+ 
4.Copper Ridge Bald52561602 
5.Signal Bald5240+1597+ 
6.Tusquitee Bald5240+1597+ 
7.Potrock Bald52151590 
8.Siler Bald5200+1585+ 
9.Peak 514951491569 
10.Dead Line Ridge5040+1536+ 
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 Nantahala Mountains

Wine Spring Bald
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On the Appalachian Trail approaching Wine Spring Bald (2018-04-11). Photo by David R.
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Wayah Bald
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Firetower on the summit of Wayah Bald (2018-06-30). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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County Corner Point
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Cherokee County's northern point is a liner, like the two southern points. On the USGS quad it looks like the corner is on the 5040 contour, but the Cherokee GIS map shows it tops out at 5000. This is at least 40 feet below the southern points at County Corners (2017-11-05). Photo by Tom Layton.
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