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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Andy Martin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 100, or 33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
1.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont Unknown
9.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891988-05-29
10.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031990-08-11
11.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
11.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-08-07
19.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30101996-08-08
19.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains401996-08-08
19.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1601996-08-08
19.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4651996-08-08
19.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1601996-08-08
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest 1996-08-08
25.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-06-15
26.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192004-06-24
26.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192004-06-24
28.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2004-06-27
29.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852004-07-01
29.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262004-07-01
29.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262004-07-01
32.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002004-07-02
33.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252005-07-02
 HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581 
 AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648 
 AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
 MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
 WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
 SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595 
 IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750 
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern 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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