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North Carolina County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
23.SurryFisher Peak3600South Virginia Blue Ridge94043 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest117530 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4120N NC Blue Ridge Crest100043 
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466241 
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466241 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4320N NC Blue Ridge Crest64040 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest50580 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest176544 
24.PolkTryon Peak3320South NC Blue Ridge Crest150929 
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859189 
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859189 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains3480119 
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45231365 
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1621120 
16.AsheThe Peak5200Beech-Snake-Rich92027 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3525299 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains688222 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60941337 
4.BuncombePotato Knob6440Black Mountains12072 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region51237 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5320Great Balsam Mountains24080 
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3050172 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6040Great Balsam Mountains240106 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5080Nantahala Mountains4022 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5020Unicoi Mountains4023 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1060Eastern Carolina Piedmont4013 
27.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1459125 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill900Eastern Carolina Piedmont24021 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1120Eastern Carolina Piedmont4022 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit890Eastern Carolina Piedmont8017 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont2026 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain870Eastern Carolina Piedmont21051 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1020Eastern Carolina Piedmont2025 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains980Eastern Carolina Piedmont29022 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1160Eastern Carolina Piedmont52024 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont33032 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont50815 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont12019 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont28319 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain910Eastern Carolina Piedmont39563 
48.UnionUnion County High Point790Eastern Carolina Piedmont4026 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont24613 
30.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont61516 
29.IredellFox Mountain1760Eastern Carolina Piedmont34030 
26.AlexanderHickory Knob2580Eastern Carolina Piedmont100016 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1800Western Carolina Piedmont64029 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2920Western Carolina Piedmont48032 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1520Western Carolina Piedmont25024 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont77075 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont2719 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point72Eastern Carolina Piedmont3012 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont2810 
72.BladenBladen County High Point175Eastern Carolina Piedmont4810 
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont239 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont07 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont4513 
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont12414 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont2013 
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont410 
62.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont12610 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill72Eastern Carolina Piedmont6319 
74.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont012 
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak780Eastern Carolina Piedmont4020 
76.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point142Eastern Carolina Piedmont129 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont15222 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont1813 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont23012 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point144Eastern Carolina Piedmont2316 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point400Eastern Carolina Piedmont608 
60.HarnettBig Ridge500Eastern Carolina Piedmont11020 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont89 
57.HokeHoke County High Point560Eastern Carolina Piedmont12011 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point380Eastern Carolina Piedmont5020 
78.JonesJones County High Point131Eastern Carolina Piedmont1312 
58.LeeLee County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont11015 
73.LenoirLenoir County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont3015 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont08 
52.MooreMoore County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont4013 
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont6013 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont4515 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point380Virginia Piedmont10014 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont49 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont1812 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont06 
80.PenderPender County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont4312 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont310 
79.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont2016 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont20013 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point244Eastern Carolina Piedmont1210 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont2012 
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont8212 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont176 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont8020 
58.WakeWake County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont16024 
61.WarrenWarren County High Point490Eastern Carolina Piedmont4021 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont58 
71.WayneWayne County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont3815 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point330Eastern Carolina Piedmont6011 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont12035 
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont7866 

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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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