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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont21014
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont2015
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23615
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont18015
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7023
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14225
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10013
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9017
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont14028
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont9522
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont11612
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont7014
62.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2024
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont4011
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont3023
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8017
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5015
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4014
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont812
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1016
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3317
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4313
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont015
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2317
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont011
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1718
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2017
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2018
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont014
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3814
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont411
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2812
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont811
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont010
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7183
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1815
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2311
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4018
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2414
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont412
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont5721
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont312
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont312
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1815
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont510
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4517
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont2720
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont09
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont08
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont128
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891547
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031590
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581145
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010202
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4088
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485356
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648273
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160128
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426285
10.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1964
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest46595
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400131
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819224
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819224
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16091
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84030
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47243
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains027
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains028
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56043
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113532
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92048
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172549
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90047
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143033
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40035
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439154
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96018
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60033
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59520
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30033
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75087
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21026
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49818
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50028
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont026
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31035
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont017
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont028
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont029
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27025
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27329
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38577
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22025
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10022
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10039
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6019
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19072
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2028
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11417
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2026

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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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