Big Bald

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Big Bald
Summit of Big Bald looking northwest
Highest point
Elevation5,516 ft (1,681 m)
Prominence2,556 ft (779 m)
Coordinates35°59′24″N 82°29′25″W / 35.99000°N 82.49028°W / 35.99000; -82.49028Coordinates: 35°59′24″N 82°29′25″W / 35.99000°N 82.49028°W / 35.99000; -82.49028
LocationUnicoi County, Tennessee and Yancey County, North Carolina, United States
Parent rangeBald Mountains

Big Bald is a mountain in Tennessee and North Carolina, located along the Appalachian Trail. at an elevation of 5,516 feet (1,681 m), it is the highest peak in the Bald Mountains, which are part of the larger Blue Ridge Mountains subrange of the Appalachian Mountains.


Big Bald is an Appalachian bald, covered by thick vegetation. It is located on the border between Unicoi County, Tennessee and Yancey County, North Carolina, and is the highest point of the former.[1] The mountain has a 360-degree view from its summit.[2]


  1. ^ "Big Bald". Peakbagger. November 1, 2004. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  2. ^ Portillo, Ely (May 28, 2018). "Hiking guide: These are the best mountain views around Charlotte — guaranteed". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved July 10, 2021.