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

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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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