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North Carolina County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
23.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge27443 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest34630 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest28043 
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739240 
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739240 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest17140 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest14280 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest52644 
24.PolkTryon Peak1000South NC Blue Ridge Crest43629 
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge859188 
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge859188 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains1036119 
2.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13731365 
3.HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains482120 
16.AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich25627 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains1062297 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains198221 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18561335 
5.BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains1272 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region14437 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains4980 
4.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains917172 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Great Balsam Mountains49106 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point1542Nantahala Mountains022 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge1524Unicoi Mountains023 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point317Eastern Carolina Piedmont013 
26.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont439125 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill271Eastern Carolina Piedmont6721 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont022 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit268Eastern Carolina Piedmont1817 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point305Eastern Carolina Piedmont026 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain262Eastern Carolina Piedmont5851 
38.DavieDavie County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont025 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains296Eastern Carolina Piedmont8222 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont15224 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont9432 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont15215 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont3019 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont8319 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain274Eastern Carolina Piedmont11763 
48.UnionUnion County High Point238Eastern Carolina Piedmont626 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont7213 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont18116 
30.IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont9130 
27.AlexanderHickory Knob780Eastern Carolina Piedmont29316 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont18329 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob878Western Carolina Piedmont12232 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont6424 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont22975 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont819 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont712 
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont910 
72.BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont1310 
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont79 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont07 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont1413 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont3514 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont110 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont613 
89.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont3510 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont1719 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak235Eastern Carolina Piedmont620 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont09 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont4322 
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont513 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont6412 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point42Eastern Carolina Piedmont516 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point119Eastern Carolina Piedmont128 
60.HarnettBig Ridge149Eastern Carolina Piedmont2720 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont29 
57.HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont3011 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont920 
79.JonesJones County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
58.LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont2715 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont715 
84.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont08 
52.MooreMoore County High Point223Eastern Carolina Piedmont613 
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont1513 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont1215 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont2414 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont19 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont512 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont06 
80.PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont1212 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont110 
78.PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont616 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont5513 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point74Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont312 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont2212 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont46 
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont2120 
58.WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont4324 
63.WarrenWarren County High Point146Eastern Carolina Piedmont621 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont28 
71.WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont1015 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont1211 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont3035 
85.DareKill Devil Hill28Eastern Carolina Piedmont2266 

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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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