Three Top Mountain (North Carolina)

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Three Top Mountain
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Highest point
Elevation 5,020 [1]  ft (1,530 m) [2]
Prominence 1,269 feet (387 m) [3]
Coordinates 36°25′33″N81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861 Coordinates: 36°25′33″N81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861 [2]
Geography
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Three Top Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Location Ashe County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo map USGS Warrensville

Three Top Mountain (variant names: Three Tops) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, located west of the town of West Jefferson. Its elevation reaches 5,020 feet (1,530 m) [1] at its highest peak, unofficially named "Big Rock." [4] Three Top also has ten other sub-peaks of varying height.

The mountain generates feeder streams to the North Fork New River.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ashe County NC Peaks List". listsofjohn.com. Retrieved Oct 23, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Three Top Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. "Three Top Mountain - Peakbagger.com" . Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. "Three Top Mountain : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost". www.summitpost.org. Retrieved Oct 23, 2020.