The 12 Highest Peaks of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

In this article, we’ll explore the 12 highest peaks in the Southern Appalachians, which also happen to be the 12 highest of the eastern U.S. (Indeed, more than 20 Southern Appalachians peaks are higher than Mount Washington.) This isn’t mere geographic trivia; every peak on this list is, beyond its elevational superlatives, a special place, and well worth tracking down on an outdoor adventure. As you’ll see, some are much more difficult to access than others.