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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains1856
2.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains1373
3.HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains482
4.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains918
5.BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains12
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains1063
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains198
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Great Balsam Mountains49
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest142
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains1037
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge859
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge859
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains48
16.AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich256
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region144
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1536Unicoi Mountains0
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest171
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest346
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest281
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest526
23.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge274
24.PolkTryon Peak1000South NC Blue Ridge Crest436
25.ClevelandBenn Knob878Western Carolina Piedmont122
26.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont439
27.AlexanderHickory Knob780Eastern Carolina Piedmont292
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont183
29.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont181
30.IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont91
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont228
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont64
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont152
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont153
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont94
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 Piedmont83
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 Piedmont7
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont72
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont55
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont22
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
57.HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont31
58.WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
58.LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
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.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont25
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont9
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont16
68.WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont13
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont3
71.WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
72.BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont13
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
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 Piedmont 
80.PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont12
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont1
82.DareJockeys Ridge30Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont8
84.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont2
85.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont6
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont12
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
89.CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont17
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
89.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont1
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 Piedmont1
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont14
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 Piedmont3

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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