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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 6)Isol-KmAscent Date
9.Carter Dome1473860Carter Range8.1 
 Mount Hight142535Carter Range.9 
15.Middle Carter Mountain1402213Carter Range3.0 
 Mount Lethe139713Carter Range.5 
 North Carter Mountain137812Carter Range.6 
20.Wildcat Mountain1348315Carter Range1.4 
21.South Carter Mountain134767Carter Range1.2 
 Wildcat B131712Carter Range.3 
 Wildcat C131042Carter Range.7 
 Carter Dome-South Peak130316Carter Range.5 
37.Wildcat D123887Carter Range1.0 
41.Mount Moriah1234281Carter Range3.7 
 Wildcat E123323Carter Range.3 
32.North Tripyramid1268402Central Sandwich Range8.1 
35.Middle Tripyramid125673Central Sandwich Range1.0 
 South Tripyramid124424Central Sandwich Range.5 
42.Mount Passaconaway1232245Central Sandwich Range4.9 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges121912Central Sandwich Range3.1 
48.Mount Whiteface1219171Central Sandwich Range2.9 
 Sandwich Mountain1207354Central Sandwich Range7.9 
6.Mount Lafayette15971012Franconia Range27.7 
7.Mount Lincoln155152Franconia Range1.2 
 Mount Truman152424Franconia Range.4 
18.Mount Garfield1366244Franconia Range3.2 
19.Mount Liberty1359116Franconia Range2.4 
24.Mount Flume1319124Franconia Range1.4 
 Greenleaf Knob129414Franconia Range.2 
43.Owls Head1227251Franconia Range2.6 
23.Kinsman Mountain1328731Kinsman Range7.1 
28.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak130977Kinsman Range1.1 
36.Cannon Mountain1244219Kinsman Range2.8 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak130928Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.7 
46.Mount Isolation122062Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.5 
10.Mount Moosilauke1464894Moosilauke Area20.2 
 Mount Blue138039Moosilauke Area.8 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit137913Moosilauke Area.7 
 Mount Jim127228Moosilauke Area.8 
1.Mount Washington19171874Mount Washington Massif1318.9 
 Ball Crag18619Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Agiocochook Crag17433Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Nelson Crag171811Mount Washington Massif.4 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill168018Mount Washington Massif.8 
 Boott Spur167430Mount Washington Massif.8 
 Slide Peak14652Mount Washington Massif.4 
 Slide Peak South14304Mount Washington Massif.3 
2.Mount Adams1768262Northern Peaks4.8 
3.Mount Jefferson1741229Northern Peaks2.7 
 Sam Adams170228Northern Peaks.4 
 Mount Clay168642Northern Peaks1.0 
 John Quincy Adams164917Northern Peaks.3 
 Monticello Lawn Peak16484Northern Peaks.2 
5.Mount Madison1636142Northern Peaks1.0 
 Abigail Adams163212Northern Peaks.2 
 Adams 516026Northern Peaks.2 
 Southeast Castle13728Northern Peaks1.3 
 Northwest Castle13209Northern Peaks.0 
 Fourth Howk131520Northern Peaks.3 
 Emerald Bluff12278Northern Peaks1.1 
25.Mount Osceola1317610Osceola-Tecumseh9.6 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak128024Osceola-Tecumseh.5 
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak126796Osceola-Tecumseh1.1 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak125423Osceola-Tecumseh.4 
46.Mount Tecumseh1220525Osceola-Tecumseh3.9 
14.Mount Carrigain1426678Pemigewasset Ranges9.4 
22.Mount Hancock1341366Pemigewasset Ranges3.6 
 South Hancock131648Pemigewasset Ranges1.2 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak130524Pemigewasset Ranges.5 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak121937Pemigewasset Ranges.9 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak121912Pemigewasset Ranges.5 
32.Mount Cabot1268811Pilot Range20.7 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob12446Pilot Range.3 
45.Mount Waumbek1221393Pliny Range7.7 
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak121812Pliny Range.4 
4.Mount Monroe163777Southern Peaks1.1 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak158412Southern Peaks.2 
 Mount Franklin15246Southern Peaks.4 
12.Mount Eisenhower1451102Southern Peaks1.2 
27.Mount Pierce131470Southern Peaks1.5 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak12768Southern Peaks.3 
39.Mount Jackson1235101Southern Peaks2.0 
8.South Twin1494458Twin Range7.5 
11.North Twin145186Twin Range1.4 
13.Mount Bond143291Twin Range3.7 
16.Mount Guyot139049Twin Range1.2 
17.West Bond137849Twin Range.6 
 Southwest Twin132823Twin Range.5 
29.Bondcliffs130056Twin Range1.2 
31.Zealand Mountain129261Twin Range.9 
38.Mount Hale1236187Twin Range3.4 
44.Galehead Mountain122780Twin Range.9 
25.Mount Field1317512Willey Range.0 
30.Mount Willey129778Willey Range1.6 
40.Mount Tom1235101Willey Range1.4 

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List Description

This list of 48 ranked peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains matches closely to that used by the Four Thousand Footer committee of the Applachian Mountain Club. The committee uses an "optimisitic" prominence threshold of 200 feet, which, in terrain covered by maps with 40-foot contours, is equivalent to the 160 feet of "clean" prominence used on this site.

The only discrepancy between the ranked summits on this list and the official 4000-footer club list is that the official list includes South Hancock but not Mount Guyot. This seems odd to me, since Guyot clearly has the exact same prominence as nearby West Bond, an official peak, and South Hancock clearly just misses the 160 foot clean prominence cut-off by 1 foot.

To see the official AMC version of the list, click here.

This list is a very popular peakbagging endeavor, with over 6000 recorded completers. All summits are reached by maintained hiking trails except for Owls Head, where a well-used herd path climbs up a steep landslide to the summit area. Isolation, Bond, West Bond, and Owls Head are the most remote from roads and the only ones that most hikers might not attempt as a day-hike.

The White Mountains (by most definitions) extend into Maine, so it should be pointed out that Old Speck would be on a theoretical "White Mountain 4000-foot Peaks" list of 49 ranked summits.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

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

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

 


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