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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880
 AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont 
 BladenBladen County High Point172Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80
 BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest 
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Unicoi Mountains40
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 
 ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
 ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503
 DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 
 GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains3440
 GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601
 HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains200
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont 
 HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
 IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont 
 MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839
 MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region492
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point77Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
 PenderPender County High Point117Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 
 PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510
 RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449
 SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge 
 SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4513
 TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446
 WayneWayne County High Point197Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest 
 WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605
 YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6091

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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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