- Unaka Range
The Unaka Range is a
mountain rangeon the border of Tennesseeand North Carolina, in the southeastern United States. It is a subrange of the Appalachian Mountainsand is part of the Blue Ridge Mountainsphysiographic province. The Unakas stretch approximately from the Nolichucky Riverto the south to the Watauga Riverto the north. The Unakas include the prominent Roan Highlands, where several summits rise above 6,000 feet. The Iron Mountainsborder the Unakas to the north, and the Bald Mountainsborder the Unakas opposite the Nolichucky to the south. [ [http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=36.07146&lon=-82.41096&datum=nad83&zoom=16&
] . Retrieved: 25 July 2008.]
Cherokee National Forestand the Pisgah National Forestprotect large sections of the Unaka Mountains. The Appalachian Trailtraverses the Unaka crest.
In some geological and in historical sources, the term "Unaka Range" is used to identify the entire crest of the Appalachian Mountains along the Tennessee-North Carolina border, including the Unakas, the
Great Smoky Mountains, the Bald Mountains, the Unicoi Mountains, and the mountains in the Big Frog and Little Frog Mountain Wildernesses.
* [Gnis3|1016311 USGS GNIS - Unaka Mountains]
* [Gnis3|1326903 USGS GNIS - Bald Mountains]
* [http://www.sherpaguides.com/tennessee/upper_unakas/index.html Upper Unaka mountains]
* [http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=16433 Roan-Unaka Mountains] — Peakbagger.com
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