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New England 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M StateRange (Level 4)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Washington19171874NHWhite Mountains1318.9 
 Ball Crag18619NHWhite Mountains.5 
2.Mount Adams1768262NHWhite Mountains5.0 
 Agiocochook Crag17433NHWhite Mountains.8 
3.Mount Jefferson1741229NHWhite Mountains2.7 
 Nelson Crag171811NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Sam Adams170228NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Mount Clay168642NHWhite Mountains1.4 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill168018NHWhite Mountains1.5 
 Boott Spur167430NHWhite Mountains.8 
 John Quincy Adams164917NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Monticello Lawn Peak16484NHWhite Mountains.5 
4.Mount Monroe163777NHWhite Mountains1.6 
5.Mount Madison1636142NHWhite Mountains1.0 
 Abigail Adams163212NHWhite Mountains.4 
6.Katahdin16061307MELongfellow Mountains254.8 
 Katahdin-South Peak160312MELongfellow Mountains.4 
 Adams 516026NHWhite Mountains.8 
7.Mount Lafayette15971012NHWhite Mountains27.9 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak158412NHWhite Mountains.4 
8.Mount Lincoln155152NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 Mount Truman152424NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Mount Franklin15246NHWhite Mountains.6 
 Pamola Peak149930MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
9.South Twin1494458NHWhite Mountains7.6 
 Chimney Peak149418MELongfellow Mountains.1 
10.Carter Dome1473860NHWhite Mountains8.7 
 Slide Peak14652NHWhite Mountains1.3 
11.Mount Moosilauke1464894NHWhite Mountains20.3 
12.North Twin145186NHWhite Mountains1.7 
13.Mount Eisenhower1451102NHWhite Mountains1.9 
14.Hamlin Peak1450151MELongfellow Mountains2.3 
 South Howe Peak144524MELongfellow Mountains.8 
 North Howe Peak14334MELongfellow Mountains.6 
15.Mount Bond143291NHWhite Mountains4.3 
 Slide Peak South14304NHWhite Mountains.4 
16.Mount Carrigain1426678NHWhite Mountains9.4 
 Mount Hight142535NHWhite Mountains1.2 
17.Middle Carter Mountain1402213NHWhite Mountains3.0 
 Mount Lethe139713NHWhite Mountains.5 
18.Mount Guyot139049NHWhite Mountains1.7 
 Mount Blue138039NHWhite Mountains1.1 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit137913NHWhite Mountains1.4 
19.West Bond137849NHWhite Mountains1.0 
 North Carter Mountain137812NHWhite Mountains.6 
 Southeast Castle13728NHWhite Mountains1.3 
20.Mount Garfield1366244NHWhite Mountains3.6 
21.Mount Liberty1359116NHWhite Mountains2.8 
22.Wildcat Mountain1348315NHWhite Mountains2.0 
23.South Carter Mountain134767NHWhite Mountains1.6 
 Northwest Plateau13443MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
24.Mount Hancock1341366NHWhite Mountains3.9 
25.Mount Mansfield13391107VTGreen Mountains83.6 
26.Kinsman Mountain1328731NHWhite Mountains7.5 
 Southwest Twin132823NHWhite Mountains.9 
 Northwest Castle13209NHWhite Mountains.2 
27.Mount Flume1319124NHWhite Mountains1.4 
28.Mount Osceola1317610NHWhite Mountains9.7 
28.Mount Field1317512NHWhite Mountains8.3 
 Wildcat B131712NHWhite Mountains.5 
 South Hancock131648NHWhite Mountains1.2 
 Fourth Howk131520NHWhite Mountains1.1 
30.Mount Pierce131470NHWhite Mountains2.0 
 Wildcat C131042NHWhite Mountains.7 
31.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak130977NHWhite Mountains1.2 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak130928NHWhite Mountains1.5 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak130524NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Carter Dome-South Peak130316NHWhite Mountains1.3 
32.Bondcliffs130056NHWhite Mountains1.6 
33.Mount Willey129778NHWhite Mountains1.7 
 Greenleaf Knob129414NHWhite Mountains1.3 
34.Sugarloaf Mountain1292966MELongfellow Mountains104.3 
34.Zealand Mountain129261NHWhite Mountains1.6 
36.Killington Peak12911010VTGreen Mountains90.6 
37.Crocker Mountain1288368MELongfellow Mountains5.7 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak128024NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak12768NHWhite Mountains.6 
 Mount Jim127228NHWhite Mountains1.3 
38.Old Speck1268823MEWhite Mountains33.2 
38.Mount Cabot1268811NHWhite Mountains21.0 
38.North Tripyramid1268402NHWhite Mountains8.1 
41.Mount Osceola-East Peak126796NHWhite Mountains1.3 
42.North Brother1265383MELongfellow Mountains4.1 
43.Bigelow Mountain1263867MELongfellow Mountains12.9 
44.Saddleback Mountain1256746MELongfellow Mountains15.6 
44.Middle Tripyramid125673NHWhite Mountains1.0 
 Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple125618VTGreen Mountains.4 
 Mount Mansfield-Lower Lip125612VTGreen Mountains.6 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak125423NHWhite Mountains.5 
46.Avery Peak124682MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
47.Mount Ellen1244650VTGreen Mountains43.0 
48.Camels Hump1244567VTGreen Mountains18.1 
48.Cannon Mountain1244219NHWhite Mountains3.0 
 South Tripyramid124424NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob12446NHWhite Mountains.4 
50.Wildcat D123887NHWhite Mountains1.3 
51.Mount Hale1236187NHWhite Mountains4.2 
52.Mount Jackson1235101NHWhite Mountains2.2 
53.Mount Tom1235101NHWhite Mountains1.8 
54.Mount Moriah1234281NHWhite Mountains4.0 
 Wildcat E123323NHWhite Mountains.3 
55.Mount Passaconaway1232245NHWhite Mountains4.9 
56.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn1232141MELongfellow Mountains2.2 
57.Mount Abraham1231268MELongfellow Mountains6.6 
57.South Crocker Mountain1231104MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
59.Owls Head1227251NHWhite Mountains3.2 
 Emerald Bluff12278NHWhite Mountains1.1 
60.Galehead Mountain122780NHWhite Mountains1.5 
61.Mount Mansfield-The Nose122549VTGreen Mountains1.4 
 Cutts Peak12256VTGreen Mountains.7 
62.Mount Waumbek1221393NHWhite Mountains7.9 
62.Mount Abraham122187VTGreen Mountains3.8 
64.Mount Tecumseh1220525NHWhite Mountains4.3 
64.Mount Isolation122062NHWhite Mountains2.0 
66.Spaulding Mountain1219178MELongfellow Mountains3.4 
66.Mount Whiteface1219171NHWhite Mountains2.9 
66.Mount Redington1219134MELongfellow Mountains1.6 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak121937NHWhite Mountains1.6 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak121912NHWhite Mountains1.1 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges121912NHWhite Mountains3.1 
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak121812NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Sandwich Mountain1207354NHWhite Mountains8.1 

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List Description

Note that this list is not the same as the Official AMC New England 4000-footer List. This list is similar, but it is based on strict mathematical cutoffs derived from careful reading of the USGS topographic maps. The differences are:

  • This list adds the Nose on Mount Mansfield, which clearly has 160 feet of clean prominence (200 feet of optimistic prominence, which appears the be the AMC standard).
  • This list substitutes Mount Guyot for South Hancock. Carefully looking at the USGS map shows that Guyot has 160 feet of clean prominence, while South Hancock only has 159.

It is not clear why the official AMC lists are inconsistent in the way they interpret the USGS contours, unless they have better surverying data used as criteria for their lists.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)
       AMC Maine Mountain Guide (AMC Books)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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