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Mount Carleton, New Brunswick


Prominence: 620 m, 2034 ft

Elevation: 820 meters, 2690 feet


Approx. Isolation: 134.74 km, 83.72 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 22' 41'' N; 66° 52' 34'' W
47.377997, -66.876147 (Dec Deg)
660322E 5249358N Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryCanada
State/ProvinceNew Brunswick (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionNorthumberland (Highest Point)
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Lists that contain Mount Carleton:
     New Brunswick County High Points (Rank #1)
     Most Prominent Peaks of Canadian Provinces (Rank #8)
     Canada Province/Territory High Points (Rank #10)
     Appalachian Mountain Range4 High Points (Rank #20)
     Eastern Canada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #68)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #73)
     All Canada County/Census Division High Points (Rank #92)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #181)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Not Won in a Day: Climbing Canada's Highpoints (Bennett)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-09-14 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2007-08-12 by Dave Ward
     2007-09-08 by Terry Wheeler
     2008-08-30 by Rob Broeren
     2009-05-23 by Troy Alward
     2011-07-17 by Eric Gilbertson
     2012-08-06 by William Musser
     2013-06-22 by Ian Covey

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Of all the Canadian province and territory highpoints, New Brunswick's Mount Carleton is the only one that is a traditional summit reached by a normal hiking trail. All the others are major mountaineering expeditions (AB, BC, YT, NT, NU, QC, NL), nondescript flat spots (SK, PEI), remote wilderness/bushwhack destinations (ON, NS), or a drive-up (MB). If you want a provincial high point where you drive to the trailhead, hike uphill for a few hours in a pleasant forest, and enjoy nice views from a rocky summit, Mount Carleton is your only option.

Carleton is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are a very indistinct grouping of peaks in New Brunswick. And despite its relatively low elevation compared to peaks in nearby Maine, Carleton is clearly the dominant summit in the area, with an impressive 2000 feet of prominence.

Hikers who climb Carleton by the normal Mount Carleton hiking trail should, if time allows, hike north a ways to Mount Sagamook. This slightly lower peak has a north face that is the most impressive mountain wall in all of New Brunswick.


Mount Carleton and the tiny observation hut at its summit (1994-09-14).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 620 m/2034 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 630 m/2066 ft
  Line Parent: Boundary Bald Mountain
  Key Col: Wagan-Wagansis Brooks Divide    200 m/656 ft
Isolation134.74 km/83.72 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mont Saint-Pierre  (NNW)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Canadian Appalachians
Range4: Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians (Highest Point)
Range5: New Brunswick Highlands (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSaint John (HP)
Bay of Fundy
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapNepisiguit Lakes 21 O/7 1:50,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: (Dirt Road) 305 m/1001 ft
Vertical Gain: 515 m/1689 ft
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