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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.Katahdin16061307MELongfellow Mountains254.8 
3.Sugarloaf Mountain1292965MELongfellow Mountains104.3 
4.Killington Peak12911011VTGreen Mountains90.6 
5.Mount Mansfield13391107VTGreen Mountains83.6 
6.Mount Ellen1244649VTGreen Mountains43.0 
7.Old Speck1268823MEWhite Mountains33.2 
8.Mount Lafayette15971012NHWhite Mountains27.9 
9.Mount Cabot1268811NHWhite Mountains21.0 
10.Mount Moosilauke1464894NHWhite Mountains20.3 
11.Camels Hump1244567VTGreen Mountains18.1 
12.Saddleback Mountain1256746MELongfellow Mountains15.6 
13.Bigelow Mountain1263867MELongfellow Mountains12.9 
14.Mount Osceola1317610NHWhite Mountains9.7 
15.Mount Carrigain1426677NHWhite Mountains9.4 
16.Carter Dome1473860NHWhite Mountains8.7 
17.Mount Field1317513NHWhite Mountains8.3 
18.North Tripyramid1268402NHWhite Mountains8.1 
 Sandwich Mountain1207354NHWhite Mountains8.1 
19.Mount Waumbek1221393NHWhite Mountains7.9 
20.South Twin1494458NHWhite Mountains7.6 
21.Kinsman Mountain1328731NHWhite Mountains7.5 
22.Mount Abraham1231268MELongfellow Mountains6.6 
23.Crocker Mountain1288368MELongfellow Mountains5.7 
24.Mount Adams1768263NHWhite Mountains5.0 
25.Mount Passaconaway1232244NHWhite Mountains4.9 
26.Mount Bond143291NHWhite Mountains4.3 
27.Mount Tecumseh1220525NHWhite Mountains4.3 
28.Mount Hale1236187NHWhite Mountains4.2 
29.North Brother1265383MELongfellow Mountains4.1 
30.Mount Moriah1234281NHWhite Mountains4.0 
31.Cannon Mountain1244220NHWhite Mountains4.0 
32.Mount Hancock1341366NHWhite Mountains3.9 
33.Mount Abraham122187VTGreen Mountains3.8 
34.Mount Garfield1366244NHWhite Mountains3.6 
35.Spaulding Mountain1219178MELongfellow Mountains3.4 
36.Owls Head1227252NHWhite Mountains3.2 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges121912NHWhite Mountains3.1 
37.Middle Carter Mountain1402213NHWhite Mountains3.0 
38.Mount Whiteface1219170NHWhite Mountains2.9 
39.Mount Liberty1359115NHWhite Mountains2.8 
40.Mount Jefferson1741229NHWhite Mountains2.7 
41.Hamlin Peak1450152MELongfellow Mountains2.3 
42.Mount Jackson1235101NHWhite Mountains2.2 
43.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn1232141MELongfellow Mountains2.2 
44.Wildcat Mountain1348315NHWhite Mountains2.0 
45.Mount Isolation122062NHWhite Mountains2.0 
46.Mount Pierce131470NHWhite Mountains2.0 
47.Mount Eisenhower1451102NHWhite Mountains1.9 
48.Mount Tom1235101NHWhite Mountains1.8 
49.Mount Willey129778NHWhite Mountains1.7 
50.Mount Guyot139049NHWhite Mountains1.7 
51.North Twin145185NHWhite Mountains1.7 
52.South Carter Mountain134767NHWhite Mountains1.6 
53.Zealand Mountain129261NHWhite Mountains1.6 
54.Mount Monroe163777NHWhite Mountains1.6 
55.Mount Redington1219134MELongfellow Mountains1.6 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak121936NHWhite Mountains1.6 
56.Bondcliffs130056NHWhite Mountains1.6 
57.Galehead Mountain122781NHWhite Mountains1.5 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill168018NHWhite Mountains1.5 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak130929NHWhite Mountains1.5 
 Mount Clay168642NHWhite Mountains1.4 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit137913NHWhite Mountains1.4 
58.Mount Flume1319124NHWhite Mountains1.4 
59.Mount Mansfield-The Nose122548VTGreen Mountains1.4 
60.South Crocker Mountain1231103MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
 Northwest Plateau13443MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
61.Mount Lincoln155151NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 Carter Dome-South Peak130317NHWhite Mountains1.3 
62.Mount Osceola-East Peak126797NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 Southeast Castle13728NHWhite Mountains1.3 
63.Wildcat D123887NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 Slide Peak14652NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 Mount Jim127228NHWhite Mountains1.3 
 South Hancock131648NHWhite Mountains1.2 
 Mount Hight142535NHWhite Mountains1.2 
64.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak130978NHWhite Mountains1.2 
 Mount Blue138039NHWhite Mountains1.1 
 Emerald Bluff12278NHWhite Mountains1.1 
 Fourth Howk131520NHWhite Mountains1.1 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak121912NHWhite Mountains1.1 
65.Avery Peak124682MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
66.West Bond137849NHWhite Mountains1.0 
67.Mount Madison1636142NHWhite Mountains1.0 
68.Middle Tripyramid125673NHWhite Mountains1.0 
 Pamola Peak149930MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
 Southwest Twin132823NHWhite Mountains.9 
 South Howe Peak144525MELongfellow Mountains.8 
 Adams 516086NHWhite Mountains.8 
 Boott Spur167430NHWhite Mountains.8 
 Agiocochook Crag17433NHWhite Mountains.8 
 Cutts Peak12256VTGreen Mountains.7 
 Sam Adams170228NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Mount Truman152424NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak128024NHWhite Mountains.7 
 Wildcat C131042NHWhite Mountains.7 
 North Carter Mountain137812NHWhite Mountains.6 
 Mount Franklin15246NHWhite Mountains.6 
 Mount Mansfield-Lower Lip125612VTGreen Mountains.6 
 North Howe Peak14334MELongfellow Mountains.6 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak12768NHWhite Mountains.6 
 John Quincy Adams164917NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak130525NHWhite Mountains.5 
 South Tripyramid124425NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Ball Crag18619NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Mount Lethe139713NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Wildcat B131712NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Monticello Lawn Peak16484NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak125423NHWhite Mountains.5 
 Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple125619VTGreen Mountains.4 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob12447NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Katahdin-South Peak160312MELongfellow Mountains.4 
 Nelson Crag171811NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak158412NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Slide Peak South14304NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Abigail Adams163212NHWhite Mountains.4 
 Wildcat E123323NHWhite Mountains.3 
 Northwest Castle13209NHWhite Mountains.2 
 Chimney Peak149419MELongfellow Mountains.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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