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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Mike Stinson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (7 out of 100, or 7%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains608914502012-07-14
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains450314841974
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581135 
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30101922016-07-21 b
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4077 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34853282012-05-20
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482522012-05-20
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1601192012-08-07
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426266 
10.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1947 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest46589 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400125 
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819206 
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819206 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160872016-06-30
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84029 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47239 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains026 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains026 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56042 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113532 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92048 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172547 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90047 
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143031 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40033 
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439141 
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96018 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60033 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59519 
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30033 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75082 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21026 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49816 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50027 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont025 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31035 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont015 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont029 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont029 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27025 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27326 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38572 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10021 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22024 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10038 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6019 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19058 
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2028 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11417 
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2023 
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 Piedmont7022 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14224 
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10013 
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9017 
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont14026 
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont9522 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont11612 
62.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2023 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont7014 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont4011 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont3022 
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 Piedmont1014 
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3317 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont014 
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4312 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2317 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont010 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1718 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2015 
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 Piedmont2811 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont810 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont09 
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7177 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1814 
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2311 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4017 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2414 
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont411 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont5719 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont311 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont311 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1813 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont59 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4515 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont2719 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont08 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont08 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont127 

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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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