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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Rick Taylor's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 100, or 6%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892010-03-27
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031981
3.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852010-03-24
4.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400 
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010 
6.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819 
6.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819 
8.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262010-03-25
8.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262010-03-25
10.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725 
11.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581 
12.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439 
13.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
14.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
15.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
17.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750 
18.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482010-03-24
19.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600 
20.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595 
21.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
22.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
23.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472 
24.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400 
26.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160 
26.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160 
28.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40 
29.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
30.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0 
31.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
31.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
31.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge  
31.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont  
31.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont  
31.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
31.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
31.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont  
31.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
31.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
31.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
31.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
31.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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