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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 100, or 9%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45131982-05-05
2.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60921998-07-22
3.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge9202006-08-03
4.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains2002006-08-04
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30302006-08-04
4.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains2002006-08-04
7.BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains802006-08-05
7.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4852006-08-05
9.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains34402014-07-24
 ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839 
 MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839 
 MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505 
 AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668 
 CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446 
 WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446 
 HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601 
 AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880 
 MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region492 
 CherokeeCounty Corner Point5070Nantahala Mountains20 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5010Unicoi Mountains20 
 BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest600 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155 
 WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest960 
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745 
 PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605 
 IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont320 
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont230 
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont320 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont280 
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont278 
 StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont390 
 PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont230 
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont70 
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont200 
 UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont119 
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont220 
 MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont241 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont75 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont147 
 HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
 WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont150 
 HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont121 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont77 
 WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont90 
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont55 
 WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 RobesonRobeson County High Point243Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 
 WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina Piedmont36 
 BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina Piedmont46 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont26 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
 GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
 PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina Piedmont41 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont75 
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 

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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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