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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 54, or 22.22%)

RankPeak Elev-M Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Crumbly Spire4036South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
2.Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3536ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
4.Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3024ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast2987Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada2010-09-20
7.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
8.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide2765Great BasinSanta AnaSalton SeaCentral and Southern California Ranges 
9.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges2002-07-03
10.Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.South Great Divide Basin Peak2585Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains 
12.Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains 
13.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range 
14.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range 
15.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
16.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1966-06
17.North Skylight Ridge1900EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
18.Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
19.Sproats Meadow Northwest1737Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges 
20.Mud Lake East1588Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
21.Little Tejon1451Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
22.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1445BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
23.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1366BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
24.Mount Field1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
25.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1317JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges2011-11-10 b
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1305SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
27.Young Lick Knob1158SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1134Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1073SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains1990-10-30
30.Salmon Mountain1036St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
31.Border Monument 441 Peak1018St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
32.Styles Peak-North Peak1002St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
33.Long Mountain975AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
34.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide866JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges 
35.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point866PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus2010-11-01 e
36.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide853RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
37.Woodchuck Hill817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus2010-09-02 c
38.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak811DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
39.Potter County Triple Divide Point768St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus2010-05-15 a
40.Guadalupe Benchmark726GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
41.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide725Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
42.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide642HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
43.Border Monument 318 Peak585St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
44.Three Way Watershed Marker527MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
45.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope512RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
46.South Crow Hill500St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus2010-08-24
47.Lula Triple Divide408SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
48.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide381BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
49.Kernersville Triple Divide308Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast2010-10-07 a
50.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide213SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
51.Choctaw Lookout Tower201MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
52.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide195NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast2010-10-11 a
53.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide192JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast2010-10-06 c
54.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide143AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.

 


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