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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6089
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4503
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains0
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains0
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest560
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest920
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge900
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont300
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont210
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont310
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont270
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont273
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont385
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont220
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont190
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont114
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont210
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont236
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont180
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont70
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont142
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont90
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont140
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont90
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont72
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont80
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont8
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont33
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont17
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont38
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont71
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont24
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont57
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12

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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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