Little Yellow Mountain (North Carolina)

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Little Yellow Mountain
Hawk and Little Yellow Mountains from Grandfather Mountain, Oct 2016.jpg
Hawk Mountain (left) and Little Yellow Mountain (right) seen from Grandfather Mountain
Highest point
Elevation5,504 ft (1,678 m)[1]
Prominence651 ft (198 m)[1]
Coordinates36°03′55″N 82°04′07″W / 36.06528°N 82.06861°W / 36.06528; -82.06861Coordinates: 36°03′55″N 82°04′07″W / 36.06528°N 82.06861°W / 36.06528; -82.06861[2]
Little Yellow Mountain is located in North Carolina
Little Yellow Mountain
Little Yellow Mountain
Location in North Carolina
LocationAvery / Mitchell counties, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeUnaka Mountains
Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Carvers Gap

Little Yellow Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country and wholly in the Pisgah National Forest. Its elevation reaches 5,504 ft (1,678 m), it is on the border between Avery and Mitchell counties. The mountain generates feeder streams for the North Toe River.

Though named Little Yellow Mountain, it is actually 64 ft (20 m) taller than nearby Big Yellow Mountain.

On December 3, 2009, the Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of 466 acres (1.89 km2) at the summit of Little Yellow Mountain. The future goal is to transfer the land to the North Carolina State Parks System, becoming part of the Yellow Mountain State Natural Area.[3]

Macon County[edit]

There is also a Little Yellow Mountain in Macon County, North Carolina with an elevation of 4,249 ft (1,295 m).[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Little Yellow Mountain". Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ "Little Yellow Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. ^ "Group preserves Little Yellow Mountain". The Mountain Times. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  4. ^ "Little Yellow Mountain - Macon County". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-31.