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North Carolina County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891313 
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031343 
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581120 
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010168 
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4070 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485292 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648219 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160105 
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426233 
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426233 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest46579 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400116 
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819184 
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819184 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16079 
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84027 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47233 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains021 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains023 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56039 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113529 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92043 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172544 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90042 
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143029 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40029 
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439112 
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96016 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60028 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59516 
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30028 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75072 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21023 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49815 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50023 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont021 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31031 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont024 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont026 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27022 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27318 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38557 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10017 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22021 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10033 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6017 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19051 
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2023 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11414 
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2020 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont21012 
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont2012 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23611 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont18012 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7020 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14222 
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10011 
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9015 
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont14024 
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont9020 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont11610 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont7212 
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2021 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont408 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont3020 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8014 
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5012 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4011 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont810 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1012 
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3315 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4310 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2315 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont09 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1716 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2013 
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2016 
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3812 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont49 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2810 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont89 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont08 
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7166 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1813 
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont238 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4014 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2411 
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont49 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont5719 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1811 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont57 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4512 
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.

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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