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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
Ascent Date
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains299Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
26.AlexanderHickory Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont304 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest358 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
16.AsheThe Peak1585Beech-Snake-Rich280 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1890Roan-Unaka Mountains210 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point22Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
72.BladenBladen County High Point54Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
4.BuncombePotato Knob1963Black Mountains36 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1317N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest751 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain549Western Carolina Piedmont195 
50.ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1548Unicoi Mountains24 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge871 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob890Western Carolina Piedmont146 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
91.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
62.CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CurrituckLuark Hill22Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.DareJockeys Ridge30Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont155 
38.DavieDavie County High Point311Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
74.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak238Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
76.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point341Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont234 
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont  
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1707Unicoi Mountains1061 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point229Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
75.GreeneGreene County High Point44Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point122Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
60.HarnettBig Ridge152Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
3.HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains494 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1621Great Balsam Mountains72 
84.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont  
57.HokeHoke County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
29.IredellFox Mountain536Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
5.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains930 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point116Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
77.JonesJones County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.LeeLee County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
73.LenoirLenoir County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob463Western Carolina Piedmont  
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge871 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region156 
85.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest154 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains1075 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
52.MooreMoore County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point25Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point116Virginia Piedmont  
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain265Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
80.PenderPender County High Point37Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
43.PersonRoxboro Hill274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
79.PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
24.PolkTryon Peak1012South NC Blue Ridge Crest460 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain354Eastern Carolina Piedmont159 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point192Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point323Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.RowanYoungs Mountain335Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest538 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain277Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
27.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont445 
23.SurryFisher Peak1097South Virginia Blue Ridge  
2.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains1379 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1841Great Balsam Mountains73 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
48.UnionUnion County High Point241Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.WakeWake County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
61.WarrenWarren County High Point149Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest751 
71.WayneWayne County High Point61Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1256N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
68.WilsonWilson County High Point101Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
30.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont187 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains1858 

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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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