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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6094
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4523
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1621
4.BuncombePotato Knob6440Black Mountains120
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3050
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3525
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains688
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6040Great Balsam Mountains240
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest505
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains3480
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5320Great Balsam Mountains240
16.AsheThe Peak5200Beech-Snake-Rich920
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region512
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5080Unicoi Mountains80
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4320N NC Blue Ridge Crest640
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1175
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4120N NC Blue Ridge Crest1000
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1765
23.SurryFisher Peak3600South Virginia Blue Ridge940
24.PolkTryon Peak3320South NC Blue Ridge Crest1509
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2920Western Carolina Piedmont480
26.AlexanderHickory Knob2580Eastern Carolina Piedmont1000
27.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1459
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1800Western Carolina Piedmont640
29.IredellFox Mountain1760Eastern Carolina Piedmont340
30.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont615
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont770
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1520Western Carolina Piedmont250
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont508
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1160Eastern Carolina Piedmont520
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1120Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont330
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1060Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1020Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains980Eastern Carolina Piedmont290
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont283
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain910Eastern Carolina Piedmont395
43.PersonRoxboro Hill900Eastern Carolina Piedmont240
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit890Eastern Carolina Piedmont80
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain870Eastern Carolina Piedmont210
48.UnionUnion County High Point790Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak780Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont124
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont230
52.MooreMoore County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont246
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont200
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont80
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont152
57.HokeHoke County High Point560Eastern Carolina Piedmont120
58.WakeWake County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont160
58.LeeLee County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
60.HarnettBig Ridge500Eastern Carolina Piedmont110
61.WarrenWarren County High Point490Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
62.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont126
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont82
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point400Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point380Virginia Piedmont100
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point380Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
68.WilsonWilson County High Point330Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
71.WayneWayne County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont38
72.BladenBladen County High Point175Eastern Carolina Piedmont48
73.LenoirLenoir County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
74.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point145Eastern Carolina Piedmont24
76.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
77.JonesJones County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
79.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
80.PenderPender County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont92
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
89.CurrituckLuark Hill73Eastern Carolina Piedmont64
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont31
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
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 Piedmont17

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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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