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North Carolina County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031360 
2.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891328 
3.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485293 
4.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426240 
4.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426240 
6.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648219 
7.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819185 
7.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819185 
9.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010170 
10.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439125 
11.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581120 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400118 
13.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160105 
14.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest46580 
14.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains16080 
16.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont75073 
17.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains4072 
18.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7166 
19.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont38561 
20.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont19051 
21.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest172544 
22.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest92043 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90042 
24.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest56040 
25.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region47237 
26.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10034 
27.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont31032 
28.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest113530 
28.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont30030 
28.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont40030 
31.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont60029 
31.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest143029 
33.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich84027 
34.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont026 
35.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont025 
35.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2025 
37.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont21024 
37.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont14024 
39.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont50023 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont27022 
40.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains022 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains023 
40.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont022 
40.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont14222 
44.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont22021 
44.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont2021 
46.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont7020 
46.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont2020 
46.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont9020 
46.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont3020 
50.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont5719 
50.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont2719 
52.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont10018 
52.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont27318 
54.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont6017 
55.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont59516 
55.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont96016 
55.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont1716 
55.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2016 
59.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont3315 
59.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont9015 
59.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont2315 
59.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont49815 
63.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont11414 
63.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont4014 
63.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont8014 
66.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2013 
66.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1813 
68.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont21012 
68.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
68.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4512 
68.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
68.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont23612 
68.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
68.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont2012 
68.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont5012 
68.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont3812 
68.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont18012 
68.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont1012 
68.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont7212 
80.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont10011 
80.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1811 
80.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont4011 
80.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont2411 
84.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2810 
84.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont4310 
84.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
84.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont11610 
84.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
84.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont810 
90.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont49 
90.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont09 
90.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont89 
90.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont49 
94.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont238 
94.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont408 
94.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont08 
97.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont07 
97.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont57 
99.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont126 
99.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont06 

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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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