Bob Stratton Bald

Coordinates: 35°22′24″N 83°59′35″W / 35.37333°N 83.99306°W / 35.37333; -83.99306
Bob Stratton Bald
Highest point
Elevation5,360 ft (1,630 m)[1]
Prominence1,040 ft (320 m)
Coordinates35°22′24″N 83°59′35″W / 35.37333°N 83.99306°W / 35.37333; -83.99306[2]
Bob Stratton Bald is located in North Carolina
Bob Stratton Bald
Bob Stratton Bald
Parent rangeUnicoi Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains

Bob Stratton Bald, often referred to as Stratton Bald, is a grassy bald in the Unicoi Mountains located in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in the Nantahala National Forest. Its elevation is approximately 5,360 feet.


The bald is named for Robert "Bob" Stratton (1825-1864), whose family lived on the bald.[3]

The bald is subdivided into two smaller balds: Stratton Bald (elevation 5,360 feet), and Bob Bald (elevation 5,280 feet).[4] Together, they make up Bob Stratton Bald. It is a typical Appalachian bald, with thick grass and few trees and is a popular hiking destination for backpackers. It is accessible via the Stratton Bald Trail (FS Trail 54), which connects to the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Cherohala Skyway.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stratton Bald Joyce Kilmer Wilderness".
  2. ^ "Stratton Bald -".
  3. ^ Cherohala Skyway - Stratton Meadow History Archived 2009-05-03 at the Wayback Machine," 2005. Retrieved: 20 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Ascent to Bob Bald on 2008-06-07 -".
  5. ^ Skelton, William H. (1992). Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide. ISBN 9781572333741. Retrieved April 28, 2014.