Elevation

6,410 ft / 1,954 m

#11 in North Carolina

#23,057 in United States

Prominence

3,010 ft / 917 m

Summits

18 summits

#36 in North Carolina

#1,890 in United States

Top climbing months

May   23%

June   23%

April   14%

Most climbed route

Summit loop

1.7 mi • 352 ft gain • Class 1

Highlights

  • Highest point on Blue Ridge Parkway 6053’ is near Richland Balsam 6410’, the highest eastern peak away from Mount Mitchell State Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
5 summits • 1.7 mi • 352 ft gain • 58 min • Class 1
1 summit • 3.0 mi • 289 ft gain • 1 hr 48 min

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