Elevation

6,040 ft / 1,841 m

#44 in North Carolina

#21,971 in United States

Prominence

360 ft / 110 m

#87 in North Carolina

#5,981 in United States

Summits

18 summits

#23 in North Carolina

#1,211 in United States

Top climbing months

October   31%

September  15%

April   15%

Most climbed route

Sam Knob trail

13.0 mi • 1,695 ft gain

Highlights

  • This short hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway access is relatively unknown compared to other hikes off the Parkway, yet is one of the best summits in the land.
  • The dual summits have grassy areas and rock ledges for plenty of picnic spots, and the views of the surrounding mountains are all encompassing.
  • An easy jaunt up to one of the best 6,000 foot summits in the South.
5 summits • 13.0 mi • 1,695 ft gain • 5 hr 24 min
1 summit • 7.9 mi • 1,313 ft gain • 3 hr 36 min

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