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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 
2.Mount Adams1768263NHWhite Mountains5.0 
3.Mount Jefferson1741229NHWhite Mountains2.7 
4.Mount Monroe163777NHWhite Mountains1.6 
5.Mount Madison1636142NHWhite Mountains1.0 
6.Katahdin16061307MELongfellow Mountains254.8 
7.Mount Lafayette15971012NHWhite Mountains27.9 
8.Mount Lincoln155151NHWhite Mountains1.3 
9.South Twin1494458NHWhite Mountains7.6 
10.Carter Dome1473860NHWhite Mountains8.7 
11.Mount Moosilauke1464894NHWhite Mountains20.3 
12.North Twin145185NHWhite Mountains1.7 
13.Mount Eisenhower1451102NHWhite Mountains1.9 
14.Hamlin Peak1450152MELongfellow Mountains2.3 
15.Mount Bond143291NHWhite Mountains4.3 
16.Mount Carrigain1426677NHWhite Mountains9.4 
17.Middle Carter Mountain1402213NHWhite Mountains3.0 
18.Mount Guyot139049NHWhite Mountains1.7 
19.West Bond137849NHWhite Mountains1.0 
20.Mount Garfield1366244NHWhite Mountains3.6 
21.Mount Liberty1359115NHWhite Mountains2.8 
22.Wildcat Mountain1348315NHWhite Mountains2.0 
23.South Carter Mountain134767NHWhite Mountains1.6 
24.Mount Hancock1341366NHWhite Mountains3.9 
25.Mount Mansfield13391107VTGreen Mountains83.6 
26.Kinsman Mountain1328731NHWhite Mountains7.5 
27.Mount Flume1319124NHWhite Mountains1.4 
28.Mount Osceola1317610NHWhite Mountains9.7 
28.Mount Field1317513NHWhite Mountains8.3 
30.Mount Pierce131470NHWhite Mountains2.0 
31.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak130978NHWhite Mountains1.2 
32.Bondcliffs130056NHWhite Mountains1.6 
33.Mount Willey129778NHWhite Mountains1.7 
34.Sugarloaf Mountain1292965MELongfellow Mountains104.3 
34.Zealand Mountain129261NHWhite Mountains1.6 
36.Killington Peak12911011VTGreen Mountains90.6 
37.Crocker Mountain1288368MELongfellow Mountains5.7 
38.Old Speck1268823MEWhite Mountains33.2 
38.Mount Cabot1268811NHWhite Mountains21.0 
38.North Tripyramid1268402NHWhite Mountains8.1 
41.Mount Osceola-East Peak126797NHWhite Mountains1.3 
42.North Brother1265383MELongfellow Mountains4.1 
43.Bigelow Mountain1263867MELongfellow Mountains12.9 
44.Saddleback Mountain1256746MELongfellow Mountains15.6 
44.Middle Tripyramid125673NHWhite Mountains1.0 
46.Avery Peak124682MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
47.Mount Ellen1244649VTGreen Mountains43.0 
48.Camels Hump1244567VTGreen Mountains18.1 
48.Cannon Mountain1244220NHWhite Mountains4.0 
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 
55.Mount Passaconaway1232244NHWhite Mountains4.9 
56.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn1232141MELongfellow Mountains2.2 
57.Mount Abraham1231268MELongfellow Mountains6.6 
57.South Crocker Mountain1231103MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
59.Owls Head1227252NHWhite Mountains3.2 
60.Galehead Mountain122781NHWhite Mountains1.5 
61.Mount Mansfield-The Nose122548VTGreen Mountains1.4 
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 Whiteface1219170NHWhite Mountains2.9 
66.Mount Redington1219134MELongfellow Mountains1.6 

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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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