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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
50.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point897Eastern Carolina Piedmont10724
52.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6022
53.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1061Eastern Carolina Piedmont021
53.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59521
53.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2021
56.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1019
56.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4019
56.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1719
56.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2019
56.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49819
56.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8019
62.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9018
62.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11418
62.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96018
62.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3318
62.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2318
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5017
67.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont21017
69.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont2016
69.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23616
69.RichmondRichmond County High Point629Eastern Carolina Piedmont18916
69.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4016
69.ScotlandScotland County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont7016
69.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2416
69.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1816
69.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1816
69.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont016
78.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont015
78.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3815
78.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10015
81.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4314
81.CurrituckThree Dunes59Eastern Carolina Piedmont5014
83.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont313
83.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont313
83.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont413
83.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2813
83.CumberlandCumberland County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont11513
83.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont4013
83.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont813
90.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont812
90.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2312
90.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont012
90.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont412
94.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont011
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont511
96.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont010
97.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont09
97.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont129
99.CarteretFort Macon State Park High Point58Eastern Carolina Piedmont588
100.HydeTar Hole Plains Dune44Eastern Carolina Piedmont444
1.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031754
2.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891711
3.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485400
4.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426319
5.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648303
6.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819251
6.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819251
8.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010226
9.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439169
10.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581160
11.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160151
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400146
13.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465112
14.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont71102
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16097
15.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4097
15.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75097
18.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19092
19.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38590
20.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1983
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92050
21.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172550
21.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90050
24.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56044
24.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47244
26.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10042
27.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31038
28.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84037
28.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40037
30.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60036
31.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143034
31.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30034
33.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113533
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50032
34.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont032
36.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27331
37.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2030
37.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27030
37.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont030
37.UnionUnion County High Point791Eastern Carolina Piedmont3130
37.WakeWake County High Point544Eastern Carolina Piedmont14430
37.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont030
43.JohnstonJohnston County High Point373Eastern Carolina Piedmont3329
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22029
45.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2028
45.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14228
47.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21027
47.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains027
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains028
49.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7025
50.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont9524

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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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