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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont280
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont241
16.AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28
72.BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina Piedmont46
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
4.BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest600
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont70
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont119
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Unicoi Mountains40
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont121
89.CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont75
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503
38.DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
73.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont6
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont147
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains3440
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont220
75.GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains200
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8
57.HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
30.IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont320
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
78.JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
58.LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont26
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont230
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region492
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont278
52.MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont55
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont90
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont200
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0
80.PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina Piedmont41
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
43.PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont230
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
24.PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont190
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point243Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont320
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont15
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont77
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont390
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449
23.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge920
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4513
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont15
48.UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont75
58.WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont150
62.WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
71.WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina Piedmont36
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest960
68.WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6092

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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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