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North Carolina County High Points

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

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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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