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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 100, or 27%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18561985-08 a7
2.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13731985-08 a8
3.HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains4822001-06-17
4.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains9182001-06-16
5.BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains122001-06-16
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains10632001-06-15
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains1982001-06-15
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Great Balsam Mountains492001-06-16
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest7392001-06-15
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest7392001-06-15
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest1422001-06-16
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains10372002-04-15
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592002-04-16
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592002-04-16
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains482002-04-16
16.AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich2562002-04-18
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region1442002-04-17
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1536Unicoi Mountains02002-04-15
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2002-04-17
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest3462003-05-21
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2003-05-21
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest5262003-05-21
23.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-05-22
24.PolkTryon Peak1000South NC Blue Ridge Crest4362003-05-17
25.ClevelandBenn Knob878Western Carolina Piedmont1222008-05-04
26.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont4392008-05-05
27.AlexanderHickory Knob780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2922008-05-05
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont183 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont181 
30.IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont228 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont  
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont152 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont153 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point317Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
38.DavieDavie County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point305Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains296Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
43.PersonRoxboro Hill271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit268Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain262Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
48.UnionUnion County High Point238Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
49.ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak235Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
52.MooreMoore County High Point223Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
57.HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
60.HarnettBig Ridge149Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
63.WarrenWarren County High Point146Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point119Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont  
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
68.WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
71.WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
72.BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
76.GreeneGreene County High Point42Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
78.PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
79.JonesJones County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
80.PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.DareJockeys Ridge30Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
84.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont  
85.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont  
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
92.ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont  

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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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