Brier Knob (Avery County, North Carolina)

Coordinates: 36°04′52″N 81°52′41″W / 36.08111°N 81.87806°W / 36.08111; -81.87806
Brier Knob
Mountains north of Linville.jpg
Brier Knob (center), also Sugar Mountain and Flattop Mountain on left, Grandfather Mountain and Pixie Mountain on right.
Highest point
Elevation4,085 ft (1,245 m)[1]
Coordinates36°04′52″N 81°52′41″W / 36.08111°N 81.87806°W / 36.08111; -81.87806[1]
Brier Knob is located in North Carolina
Brier Knob
Brier Knob
Location in North Carolina
LocationAvery County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Grandfather Mountain

Brier Knob is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, at the Linville community. It is wholly in the Pisgah National Forest. Its elevation reaches 4,085 feet (1,245 m). Feeder streams from the mountain flow directly into the Linville River.

Brier Knob is considered the northern limit of Linville, it is flanked by NC 105 to the east and West Fork Road to the west. Unlike other mountains that surround it, there is not development on the summit of Brier Knob.


  1. ^ a b "Brier Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-03-08.