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New England 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Opt)
 Prom-Ft
(Opt)
StateRange (Level 4)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Washington62886168NHWhite Mountains819.6 
2.Katahdin52684298MELongfellow Mountains158.3 
3.Sugarloaf Mountain42603188MELongfellow Mountains64.8 
4.Killington Peak42353335VTGreen Mountains56.3 
5.Mount Mansfield43933653VTGreen Mountains51.9 
6.Mount Ellen40832132VTGreen Mountains26.7 
7.Old Speck41802740MEWhite Mountains20.7 
8.Mount Lafayette52803400NHWhite Mountains17.3 
9.Mount Cabot41802681NHWhite Mountains13.1 
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932NHWhite Mountains12.6 
11.Camels Hump41001900VTGreen Mountains11.2 
12.Saddleback Mountain41202446MELongfellow Mountains9.7 
13.Bigelow Mountain41452865MELongfellow Mountains8.0 
14.Mount Osceola43602080NHWhite Mountains6.0 
15.Mount Carrigain47202263NHWhite Mountains5.9 
16.Carter Dome48322821NHWhite Mountains5.4 
17.Mount Field43601721NHWhite Mountains5.1 
18.North Tripyramid42001400NHWhite Mountains5.0 
19.Sandwich Mountain40001240NHWhite Mountains5.0 
20.Mount Waumbek40061309NHWhite Mountains4.9 
21.South Twin49021542NHWhite Mountains4.7 
22.Kinsman Mountain43582438NHWhite Mountains4.7 
23.Mount Abraham4060920MELongfellow Mountains4.1 
24.Crocker Mountain42261226MELongfellow Mountains3.6 
25.Mount Adams5799861NHWhite Mountains3.1 
26.Mount Passaconaway4043843NHWhite Mountains3.0 
27.Mount Bond4698338NHWhite Mountains2.7 
28.Mount Tecumseh40031763NHWhite Mountains2.6 
29.Mount Hale4054654NHWhite Mountains2.6 
30.North Brother41511256MELongfellow Mountains2.5 
31.Mount Moriah4049922NHWhite Mountains2.5 
32.Cannon Mountain4120800NHWhite Mountains2.5 
33.Mount Hancock44401280NHWhite Mountains2.4 
34.Mount Abraham4006306VTGreen Mountains2.3 
35.Mount Garfield4520880NHWhite Mountains2.2 
36.Spaulding Mountain4020605MELongfellow Mountains2.1 
37.Owls Head4025865NHWhite Mountains2.0 
38.Middle Carter Mountain4620740NHWhite Mountains1.9 
39.Mount Whiteface4040640NHWhite Mountains1.8 
40.Mount Liberty4459419NHWhite Mountains1.7 
41.Mount Jefferson5712753NHWhite Mountains1.7 
42.Hamlin Peak4756516MELongfellow Mountains1.4 
43.Mount Jackson4052372NHWhite Mountains1.4 
44.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn4041481MELongfellow Mountains1.3 
45.Wildcat Mountain44221034NHWhite Mountains1.3 
46.Mount Isolation4003243NHWhite Mountains1.2 
47.Mount Pierce4310250NHWhite Mountains1.2 
48.Mount Eisenhower4760335NHWhite Mountains1.2 
49.Mount Tom4051371NHWhite Mountains1.1 
50.Mount Willey4255295NHWhite Mountains1.1 
51.Mount Guyot4600240NHWhite Mountains1.1 
52.North Twin4761321NHWhite Mountains1.0 
53.South Carter Mountain4440260NHWhite Mountains1.0 
54.Zealand Mountain4280280NHWhite Mountains1.0 
55.Mount Monroe5372274NHWhite Mountains1.0 
56.Mount Redington4020480MELongfellow Mountains1.0 
57.Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4040200NHWhite Mountains1.0 
58.Bondcliffs4265225NHWhite Mountains1.0 
59.Galehead Mountain4024304NHWhite Mountains1.0 
60.Mount Flume4328448NHWhite Mountains.9 
61.Mount Mansfield-The Nose4040200VTGreen Mountains.8 
62.South Crocker Mountain4060380MELongfellow Mountains.8 
63.Mount Lincoln5089209NHWhite Mountains.8 
64.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156356NHWhite Mountains.8 
65.Wildcat D4062287NHWhite Mountains.8 
66.South Hancock4319199NHWhite Mountains.8 
67.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293293NHWhite Mountains.7 
68.Mount Blue4529169NHWhite Mountains.7 
69.Avery Peak4088288MELongfellow Mountains.6 
70.West Bond4560240NHWhite Mountains.6 
71.Mount Madison5366466NHWhite Mountains.6 
72.Middle Tripyramid4160320NHWhite Mountains.6 
73.Mount Truman5040160NHWhite Mountains.4 
74.Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4240160NHWhite Mountains.4 
75.Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4320160NHWhite Mountains.3 
76.South Tripyramid4120160NHWhite Mountains.3 

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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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