Big Tom

Big Tom is a 6,568 ft / 2,002 m mountain peak near Burnsville, North Carolina, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 6th highest mountain in North Carolina and the 16979th highest mountain in the United States. The nearest peaks are Mount Craig, Balsam Cone, Maple Camp Bald, Mount Mitchell, Cattail Peak, and Potato Hill. See the Big Tom map, 3D fly around, and the Big Tom photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

Big Tom SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by sabresfan13

13 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Oct 24, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Deep Gap Trail from Mount Mitchell, Deep Gap Trail and Black Mountain Crest Trail.

Others who’ve summited Big Tom

  • sabresfan13
  • frankanderson1
  • zacharyrobbins
  • lafiurcm
  • BigTom

Routes Used trails & approaches

66% Deep Gap Trail from Mount Mitchell

20% Deep Gap Trail

13% Black Mountain Crest Trail


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6,568 ft / 2,002 m


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North Carolina, United States

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