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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6089
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4503
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont 
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont 
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont 
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
100.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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