Three Top Mountain is one of the more impressive mountains in the NC High Country, located in the central western part of Ashe County NC. This region is known for its erosion-resistant amphibolites bedrock. Three Top Mountain has three distinctive rocky peaks that reach skyward along the main spine of the mountain. Its elevation reaches 4,865 feet, with several sub-peaks reaching similar height.
Most of the mountain, including the summits, is owned by the state. The NC Wildlife Resource Commission maintain a game land of 2,808 acres. This area offers rugged hiking, cliffs, waterfalls, and great views. There are a number of game land access points that provide for public use of the mountain.
Old logging trails are visible and provide some rough trails on parts of the mountain. Due to heavy logging and very steep, rocky ridges, there are few old growth trees. Despite the lack of old-growth stands, Three Top Mountain is perhaps the largest forested area in Ashe County. With this large area comes good diversity – four different forest types are identified by the NC Natural Heritage Program. Besides forests, other diverse plant and animal life are present on Three Top Mountain. The common raven is found on the mountain along with the state's sole population of bluebells.
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