The Carter Range is located east of the Presidential Range, running northeast from Pinkham Notch into Maine. It is one of the highest and most massive of the White Mountain ranges, ranking behind only the Presidential, Franconia, and Twin ranges in elevation and interest to hikers.
The massive bulk of 4832-foot Carter Dome and the separate South, Middle, and North Carter Mountains dominate the central part of the range. Five-summited Wildcat Mountain lies at the southwest end, just opposite Mount Washington, and Mount Moriah is the main summit at the north end of the range. The Carter-Moriah trail traverses the spine of this range for ten miles.