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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
11.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2116HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills 
4.Salmon Mountain3412St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges 
5.Border Monument 441 Peak3350St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges 
12.Border Monument 318 Peak1930St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges 
13.East Miles Notch Peak1910AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains 
14.South Crow Hill1650St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes 
2.Mount Field4340SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area 
3.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4300SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area 
15.Morris County High Point1395HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
16.Hudson-Delaware-Passaic Triple Divide1290HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
18.Delaware-Raritan-Passaic Triple Divide1210PassaicRaritanDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands 
7.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2850PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains 
10.Potter County Triple Divide Point2530St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau 
8.Woodchuck Hill2690DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
9.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2670DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills 
1.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range 
6.Styles Peak-North Peak3297St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains 
17.Crocker Hill1225BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland 
19.Elliott Hill1186BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland 
20.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide556CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland 

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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 be over 100 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve tiny coastal creeks. Peaks located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the six New England states are listed.

Outside of the two major New Hampshire 4000-footers at the top of the list, most of the other peaks are quite obscure. However, the river systems that meet at these points will be familiar to most Northeast residents, and finding the hydrographic junction of three major rivers might have an intuitive appeal to many peakbaggers.

 


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