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North Carolina County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6092
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4513
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601
4.BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains3440
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains200
16.AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region492
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5070Nantahala Mountains20
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5010Unicoi Mountains20
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest600
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest960
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745
23.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge920
24.PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605
30.IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont320
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont230
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont320
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
38.DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont280
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont278
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont390
43.PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont230
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont70
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont200
48.UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont119
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont220
52.MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont241
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont190
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont75
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont147
57.HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
58.LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
58.WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont150
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont121
62.WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont77
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont90
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont55
68.WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point243Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont15
71.WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina Piedmont36
72.BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina Piedmont46
73.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont26
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont6
75.GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
78.JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
80.PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina Piedmont41
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont75
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
89.CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont15

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in North Carolina, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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