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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891370
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031399
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581125
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010178
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4074
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485304
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648226
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160111
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426247
10.CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945N NC Blue Ridge Crest1929
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest46582
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400121
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819197
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819197
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16082
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84028
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47239
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains025
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains024
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56041
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113531
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92047
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172547
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90044
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143031
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40032
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439130
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96017
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60031
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59518
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30032
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75079
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21024
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49816
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50026
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont023
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31034
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont014
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont027
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont028
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27024
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27322
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38566
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10020
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22022
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10037
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6018
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19053
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2026
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11415
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2022
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont21013
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont2014
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23613
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont18014
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7021
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14223
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10012
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9016
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont14025
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont9521
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont11610
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont7213
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2022
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont408
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont3021
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8015
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5014
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4012
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont810
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1013
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3316
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont013
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4311
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2316
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont09
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1717
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2014
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2017
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont013
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3813
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont410
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2810
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont89
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont08
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7167
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1813
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont2310
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4016
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2413
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont410
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont5719
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1812
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont58
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4514
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont2719
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont07
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont06
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont126

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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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