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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 Piedmont2016
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23616
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point629Eastern Carolina Piedmont18916
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7023
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14227
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10015
58.WakeWake County High Point544Eastern Carolina Piedmont14430
59.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9018
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont9524
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont11514
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont7016
62.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2026
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont4012
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point373Eastern Carolina Piedmont3329
66.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8018
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5017
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4016
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont812
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1018
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3318
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4314
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont015
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2318
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont012
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1719
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2019
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2021
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont015
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3814
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont412
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2812
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont812
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont011
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7197
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1816
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2311
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4019
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2416
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont413
91.CurrituckThree Dunes59Eastern Carolina Piedmont5014
92.CarteretFort Macon State Park High Point58Eastern Carolina Piedmont587
93.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont313
93.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont313
95.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1816
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont511
97.HydeTar Hole Plains Dune44Eastern Carolina Piedmont443
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont010
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont09
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont129
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891675
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031716
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581152
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010221
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4093
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485391
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648301
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160149
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426313
10.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1977
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465104
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400140
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819241
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819241
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16094
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84034
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47243
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains027
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains028
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56044
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113532
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92049
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172549
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90050
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143033
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40037
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439168
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96018
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60033
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59520
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30034
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75091
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21027
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49818
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50031
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont028
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31037
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1061Eastern Carolina Piedmont021
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont030
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont032
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27029
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27331
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38589
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point897Eastern Carolina Piedmont10723
44.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22028
44.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10041
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6021
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19090
48.UnionUnion County High Point791Eastern Carolina Piedmont3130
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11419
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2030

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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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