Three Top Mountain (North Carolina)

Coordinates: 36°25′33″N 81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861
Three Top Mountain
Three Top Mountain (North Carolina, USA) 4.jpg
Highest point
Elevation5,020[1] ft (1,530 m)[2]
Prominence1,269 feet (387 m)[3]
Coordinates36°25′33″N 81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861[2]
Three Top Mountain is located in North Carolina
Three Top Mountain
Three Top Mountain
Location in North Carolina
LocationAshe County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Warrensville

Three Top Mountain (variant names: Three Tops) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, located west of the town of West Jefferson. Its elevation reaches 5,020 feet (1,530 m)[1] at its highest peak, unofficially named "Big Rock."[4] Three Top also has ten other sub-peaks of varying height.

The mountain generates feeder streams to the North Fork New River.


  1. ^ a b "Ashe County NC Peaks List". Retrieved Oct 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Three Top Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. ^ "Three Top Mountain -". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. ^ "Three Top Mountain : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost". Retrieved Oct 23, 2020.