Anakeesta Knob

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Anakeesta Knob
Highest point
Elevation5,988 ft (1,825 m)[1]
Prominence248 ft (76 m)[1]
Isolation1.19 mi (1.92 km)[1]
Coordinates35°38′3″N 83°24′50″W / 35.63417°N 83.41389°W / 35.63417; -83.41389Coordinates: 35°38′3″N 83°24′50″W / 35.63417°N 83.41389°W / 35.63417; -83.41389
LocationSevier County, Tennessee, United States
Parent rangeGreat Smoky Mountains
Easiest routeThe Boulevard Trail

Anakeesta Knob is a mountain the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. It has an elevation of 5,988 feet (1,825 m), and is accessible via The Boulevard Trail.[1]


Anakeesta Knob is located in the central Great Smoky Mountains in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is situated between Mount LeConte to the northwest, and Mount Kephart and Charlies Bunion to the east. At an elevation of 5,988 feet (1,825 m), Anakeesta Knob is the tallest mountain in Tennessee with an elevation less than 6,000 feet (1,800 m). The mountain is largely forested, and contains exposed rock outcroppings on its summit. Anakeesta Knob is accessible via The Boulevard Trail, which runs between Mount Le Conte and the Appalachian Trail at Mount Kephart.[1] The name "Anakeesta" means "the place of high ground" in the Cherokee language.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Anakeesta Knob". Peakbagger. November 1, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "What Does Anakeesta Mean?". Retrieved June 16, 2018.