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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Richard Reynolds's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 53, or 1.89%)

RankPeak Elev-M Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
50.Choctaw Lookout Tower201MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
46.Lula Triple Divide408SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
29.Salmon Mountain1036St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
30.Border Monument 441 Peak1018St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
26.Young Lick Knob1158SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
32.Long Mountain975AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
4.Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
52.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide192JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
9.Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.South Great Divide Basin Peak2585Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains 
22.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1366BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3536ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3024ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
11.Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains 
40.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide725Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
31.Styles Peak-North Peak1002St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
41.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide642HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
45.South Crow Hill500St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
16.North Skylight Ridge1900EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
18.Sproats Meadow Northwest1737Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges 
19.Mud Lake East1588Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
44.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope512RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
23.Mount Field1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
25.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1305SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
2.Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains 
21.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1445BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
23.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1317JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges 
33.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point866PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
38.Potter County Triple Divide Point768St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
39.Guadalupe Benchmark726GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
1.Crumbly Spire4036South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
35.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide853RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
33.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide866JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges 
48.Kernersville Triple Divide308Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
51.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide195NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
13.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range 
15.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1994-08-14
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast2987Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
42.Border Monument 318 Peak585St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
8.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
20.Little Tejon1451Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
27.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1134Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
28.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1073SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
17.Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
43.Three Way Watershed Marker527MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
36.Woodchuck Hill817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
37.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak811DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
53.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide143AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
47.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide381BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
49.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide213SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
12.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range 
7.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
14.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 

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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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