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

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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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