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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 6)Isol-Mi
1.Mount Washington62886158Mount Washington Massif819.6
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.3
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.1
 Agiocochook Crag571819Mount Washington Massif.5
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.7
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3
 Sam Adams5585103Northern Peaks.4
 Mount Clay5533149Northern Peaks.9
 Bigelow Lawn Hill552279Mount Washington Massif.9
 Boott Spur5502118Mount Washington Massif.5
 John Quincy Adams541066Northern Peaks.3
 Monticello Lawn Peak540723Northern Peaks.3
4.Mount Monroe5372264Southern Peaks1.0
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.6
 Abigail Adams535550Northern Peaks.3
 Adams 5528438Northern Peaks.5
6.Mount Lafayette52603360Franconia Range17.3
 Mount Monroe-West Peak520760Southern Peaks.3
7.Mount Lincoln5089189Franconia Range.8
 Mount Truman5020120Franconia Range.4
 Mount Franklin502050Southern Peaks.4
8.South Twin49021522Twin Range4.7
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.4
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.8
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.6
11.North Twin4761301Twin Range1.0
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks1.2
13.Mount Carrigain47002243Pemigewasset Ranges5.9
14.Mount Bond4698318Twin Range2.7
 Slide Peak South469232Mount Washington Massif.3
 Mount Hight4675125Carter Range.7
15.Middle Carter Mountain4610720Carter Range1.9
 Mount Lethe458454Carter Range.3
16.Mount Guyot4580200Twin Range1.1
17.West Bond4540200Twin Range.6
 North Carter Mountain453060Carter Range.4
 Mount Blue4529149Moosilauke Area.7
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452363Moosilauke Area.9
18.Mount Garfield4500840Franconia Range2.2
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.8
19.Mount Liberty4459399Franconia Range1.7
20.South Carter Mountain4430240Carter Range1.0
21.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range1.3
22.Mount Hancock44201240Pemigewasset Ranges2.4
23.Kinsman Mountain43582418Kinsman Range4.7
 Southwest Twin435797Twin Range.6
24.Mount Osceola43402040Osceola-Tecumseh6.0
24.Mount Field43401701Willey Range5.1
 Wildcat B433060Carter Range.3
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.1
26.Mount Flume4328428Franconia Range.9
27.South Hancock4319179Pemigewasset Ranges.8
 Fourth Howk431590Northern Peaks.7
28.Mount Pierce4310240Southern Peaks1.2
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4300120Pemigewasset Ranges.3
 Wildcat C4298148Carter Range.4
29.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293273Kinsman Range.7
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293113Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9
 Carter Dome-South Peak427464Carter Range.8
30.Bondcliffs4265205Twin Range1.0
31.Zealand Mountain4260240Twin Range1.0
32.Mount Willey4255275Willey Range1.1
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4220120Osceola-Tecumseh.4
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418545Southern Peaks.3
33.North Tripyramid41801360Central Sandwich Range5.0
 Mount Jim4172112Moosilauke Area.8
34.Mount Cabot41702671Pilot Range13.1
35.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156336Osceola-Tecumseh.8
36.Middle Tripyramid4140280Central Sandwich Range.6
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411494Osceola-Tecumseh.3
37.Cannon Mountain4100760Kinsman Range2.5
 South Tripyramid4100120Central Sandwich Range.3
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob409040Pilot Range.3
38.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.8
39.Mount Hale4054634Twin Range2.6
40.Mount Jackson4052352Southern Peaks1.4
41.Mount Tom4051351Willey Range1.1
42.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.5
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2
 Emerald Bluff404545Northern Peaks.7
43.Mount Passaconaway4043823Central Sandwich Range3.0
44.Owls Head4025845Franconia Range2.0
45.Galehead Mountain4024284Twin Range1.0
46.Mount Whiteface4020600Central Sandwich Range1.8
46.Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4020160Pemigewasset Ranges1.0
 Mount Hancock-East Peak402080Pemigewasset Ranges.7
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges402080Central Sandwich Range1.9
48.Mount Waumbek40061299Pliny Range4.9
49.Mount Tecumseh40031743Osceola-Tecumseh2.6
49.Mount Isolation4003223Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.2
 Sandwich Mountain39801200Central Sandwich Range5.0

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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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