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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 6)Isol-Mi
 Bigelow Lawn Hill552279Mount Washington Massif.9
 Boott Spur5502118Mount Washington Massif.5
 Adams 5526639Northern Peaks.5
1.Mount Lafayette52603360Franconia Range17.3
 Mount Monroe-West Peak520759Southern Peaks.3
 Mount Truman5020120Franconia Range.4
 Mount Franklin502050Southern Peaks.4
2.Mount Carrigain4700NullPemigewasset Ranges5.9
3.Middle Carter Mountain4610720Carter Range1.9
4.Mount Guyot4580200Twin Range1.1
5.West Bond4540200Twin Range.6
 North Carter Mountain453060Carter Range.4
6.Mount Garfield4500840Franconia Range2.2
7.South Carter Mountain4430240Carter Range1.0
8.Mount Hancock44201240Pemigewasset Ranges2.4
9.Mount Osceola43402040Osceola-Tecumseh6.0
9.Mount Field4340NullWilley Range5.1
 Wildcat B433060Carter Range.3
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4300120Pemigewasset Ranges.3
11.Zealand Mountain4260240Twin Range1.0
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4220120Osceola-Tecumseh.4
12.North Tripyramid41801360Central Sandwich Range5.0
13.Mount Cabot4170NullPilot Range13.1
14.Middle Tripyramid4140280Central Sandwich Range.6
15.Cannon Mountain4100760Kinsman Range1.9
 South Tripyramid4100120Central Sandwich Range.3
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob409040Pilot Range.3
 Emerald Bluff4045NullNorthern Peaks.7
16.Mount Whiteface4020600Central Sandwich Range1.8
16.Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4020160Pemigewasset Ranges1.0
 Mount Hancock-East Peak402080Pemigewasset Ranges.7
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges402080Central Sandwich Range1.9
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak400659Pliny Range.2
 Sandwich Mountain39801200Central Sandwich Range5.0
 Mount BlueNullNullMoosilauke Area.7
 Mount JimNullNullMoosilauke Area.8
 Mount Moosilauke-South SummitNullNullMoosilauke Area.9
 John Quincy AdamsNullNullNorthern Peaks.3
 Sam AdamsNullNullNorthern Peaks.4
 Mount ClayNullNullNorthern Peaks.9
 Nelson CragNullNullMount Washington Massif.3
 Ball CragNullNullMount Washington Massif.3
 Slide PeakNullNullMount Washington Massif.8
 Montalban Ridge-North PeakNullNullMontalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9
 Mount LetheNullNullCarter Range.3
 Mount HightNullNullCarter Range.7
 Carter Dome-South PeakNullNullCarter Range.8
 Wildcat CNullNullCarter Range.4
 Wildcat ENullNullCarter Range.2
 Mount Osceola-West PeakNullNullOsceola-Tecumseh.3
 Abigail AdamsNullNullNorthern Peaks.3
 Southwest TwinNullNullTwin Range.6
 Southeast CastleNullNullNorthern Peaks.8
 Northwest CastleNullNullNorthern Peaks.1
 Fourth HowkNullNullNorthern Peaks.7
 Slide Peak SouthNullNullMount Washington Massif.3
 Mount Pierce-South PeakNullNullSouthern Peaks.3
 Monticello Lawn PeakNullNullNorthern Peaks.3
 Agiocochook CragNullNullMount Washington Massif.5
 Greenleaf KnobNullNullFranconia Range.8
18.Mount WaumbekNullNullPliny Range4.9
18.Kinsman Mountain-North PeakNullNullKinsman Range.7
18.Kinsman MountainNullNullKinsman Range4.7
18.Mount MoosilaukeNullNullMoosilauke Area12.6
18.Mount LincolnNullNullFranconia Range.8
18.Owls HeadNullNullFranconia Range2.0
18.Mount LibertyNullNullFranconia Range1.7
18.Mount FlumeNullNullFranconia Range.9
18.Mount HaleNullNullTwin Range2.6
18.North TwinNullNullTwin Range1.0
18.South TwinNullNullTwin Range4.7
18.Galehead MountainNullNullTwin Range1.0
18.Mount BondNullNullTwin Range2.7
18.BondcliffsNullNullTwin Range1.0
18.Mount TomNullNullWilley Range1.1
18.Mount WilleyNullNullWilley Range1.1
18.South HancockNullNullPemigewasset Ranges.8
18.Mount MadisonNullNullNorthern Peaks.6
18.Mount AdamsNullNullNorthern Peaks3.1
18.Mount JeffersonNullNullNorthern Peaks1.7
18.Mount WashingtonNullNullMount Washington Massif819.6
18.Mount MonroeNullNullSouthern Peaks1.0
18.Mount EisenhowerNullNullSouthern Peaks1.2
18.Mount PierceNullNullSouthern Peaks1.2
18.Mount JacksonNullNullSouthern Peaks1.4
18.Mount IsolationNullNullMontalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.2
18.Mount MoriahNullNullCarter Range2.5
18.Carter DomeNullNullCarter Range5.4
18.Wildcat MountainNullNullCarter Range1.3
18.Wildcat DNullNullCarter Range.8
18.Mount Osceola-East PeakNullNullOsceola-Tecumseh.8
18.Mount TecumsehNullNullOsceola-Tecumseh2.6
18.Mount PassaconawayNullNullCentral Sandwich Range3.0

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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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