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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)
1.Mount Field4340SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area
2.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4300SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area
3.Salmon Mountain3413St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutBoundary Ranges
4.Border Monument 441 Peak3350St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges
5.Styles Peak-North Peak3297St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains
6.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2850PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains
7.Woodchuck Hill2690DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills
8.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2670DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills
9.Potter County Triple Divide Point2530St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau
10.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2116HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills
11.Border Monument 318 Peak1930St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges
12.East Miles Notch Peak1910AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains
13.South Crow Hill1650St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes
14.Crocker Hill1227BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland
15.Delaware-Raritan-Passaic Triple Divide1210PassaicRaritanDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands
16.Elliott Hill1188BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland
17.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide558CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland
18.Morris County High PointNullHudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands
18.Mount WashingtonNullAndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range

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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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