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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascents
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont22017
52.MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont3016
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont24116
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point629Eastern Carolina Piedmont19416
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7525
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14728
57.HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont11015
58.LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont10018
59.WakeWake County High Point544Eastern Carolina Piedmont14930
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont10024
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont12013
61.ScotlandScotland County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont8016
61.WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont3028
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont5013
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont9019
66.JohnstonJohnston County High Point373Eastern Carolina Piedmont3829
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5517
68.WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont5016
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point243Eastern Carolina Piedmont1013
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1519
71.WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina Piedmont3618
72.BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina Piedmont4614
73.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont016
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont2618
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont612
75.GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont2019
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2019
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2021
78.JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont715
80.PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina Piedmont4115
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont412
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2813
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont812
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont011
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont75102
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1816
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont4319
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2312
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont2716
90.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont413
91.CurrituckThree Dunes59Eastern Carolina Piedmont5014
92.CarteretFort Macon State Park High Point58Eastern Carolina Piedmont588
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 Piedmont444
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont010
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont09
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont159
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60921711
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45131754
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601160
4.BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains8097
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030226
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505400
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668303
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200151
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446319
10.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1983
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485112
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains3440146
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839251
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839251
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains20097
16.AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich88037
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region49244
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5070Nantahala Mountains2027
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5010Unicoi Mountains2028
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest60044
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest115533
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest96050
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest174550
23.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge92050
24.PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest146934
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont44037
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449169
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont98018
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont62036
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont60521
30.IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont32034
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont76097
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont23027
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont50319
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont51032
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont2030
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont32038
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1061Eastern Carolina Piedmont021
38.DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont1030
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont1032
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont28030
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27831
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont39090
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point897Eastern Carolina Piedmont11224
44.PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont23029
44.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont11042
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont7022
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont20092
48.UnionUnion County High Point791Eastern Carolina Piedmont3630
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont3030
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11918

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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