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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (30 out of 100, or 30%)

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 Mountains9172001-06-16
5.BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains122001-06-16
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains10622001-06-15
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 Mountains10362002-04-15
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592002-04-16
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592002-04-16
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains492002-04-16
16.AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich2562002-04-18
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region1442002-04-17
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point1542Nantahala Mountains02002-04-16
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge1524Unicoi Mountains02002-04-15
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest1712002-04-17
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest3462003-05-21
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest2802003-05-21
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest5262003-05-21
23.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge2742003-05-22
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 Piedmont2932008-05-05
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont183 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont181 
30.IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont912018-04-29
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont229 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont64 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont152 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont1522018-04-30
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont94 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point317Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
38.DavieDavie County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point305Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains296Eastern Carolina Piedmont82 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont83 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain274Eastern Carolina Piedmont117 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill271Eastern Carolina Piedmont67 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit268Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain262Eastern Carolina Piedmont58 
48.UnionUnion County High Point238Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont35 
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak235Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont64 
52.MooreMoore County High Point223Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont72 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont55 
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont21 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
57.HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
58.LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
58.WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
60.HarnettBig Ridge149Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont35 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont22 
63.WarrenWarren County High Point146Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point119Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont9 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont24 
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point74Eastern Carolina Piedmont2 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont3 
71.WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
72.BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont13Unknown
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point42Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
78.PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
79.JonesJones County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
80.PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont1 
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont9 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont2 
84.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
85.DareKill Devil Hill28Eastern Carolina Piedmont22 
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont5 
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
89.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont1 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont17 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont1 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont1 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont2 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont14 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont0 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont0 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 

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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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