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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Opt)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Opt)
Ascent Date
1.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45232009-08-27
2.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60942009-08-28
3.WilkesThompkins Knob4120N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2010-08-27
3.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont6152010-08-27
5.SurryFisher Peak3600South Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-08-28
6.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 2010-12-02
6.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 2010-12-02
8.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2010-12-04
9.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2010-12-11
10.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11752011-08-26
10.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14592011-08-26
10.ForsythForsyth County High Point1120Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
10.RowanYoungs Mountain1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
10.DavieDavie County High Point1020Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
15.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains35252012-08-23
15.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains6882012-08-23
15.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest5052012-08-23
18.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4320N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2012-08-24
19.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30502013-06-27
19.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6040Great Balsam Mountains2402013-06-27
19.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28592013-06-27
19.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28592013-06-27
19.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5320Great Balsam Mountains2402013-06-27
24.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains34802013-06-28
 HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1621 
 BuncombePotato Knob6440Black Mountains120 
 CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466 
 WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466 
 AsheThe Peak5200Beech-Snake-Rich920 
 MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region512 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5080Unicoi Mountains80 
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1765 
 PolkTryon Peak3320South NC Blue Ridge Crest1509 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2920Western Carolina Piedmont480 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2580Eastern Carolina Piedmont1000 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1800Western Carolina Piedmont640 
 IredellFox Mountain1760Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont770 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1520Western Carolina Piedmont  
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont508 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1160Eastern Carolina Piedmont520 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1060Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains980Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 StanlyMorrow Mountain910Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill900Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain870Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point790Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GranvilleGranville County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MooreMoore County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RichmondRichmond County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point560Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WakeWake County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HarnettBig Ridge500Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WarrenWarren County High Point490Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point400Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point380Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point380Virginia Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point330Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WayneWayne County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point175Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LenoirLenoir County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GreeneGreene County High Point145Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JonesJones County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PenderPender County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 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.

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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