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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.64029
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2131
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.01776
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.229
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71683
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3100
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3138
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6581
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.569
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5338
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2171
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.193
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.71694
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.61714
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1132
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1195
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22455
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1344
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72154
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2724
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3614
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.71428
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.01163
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2213
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.51841
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range.81117
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.71750
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.31155
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.226
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.9997
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6603
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.91018
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3231
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.7914
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5157
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5492
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.4992
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4400
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.162
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.01427
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.51663
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.91071
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.71014
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.21119
23.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.41230
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.337
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.059
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.81448
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.01555
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range.01351
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2612
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.71085
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.243
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.91946
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4658
28.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.71341
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4110
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3370
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.399
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.71127
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.01210
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1192
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.61084
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.382
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2289
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5148
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.9910
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.01124
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.71377
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.61100
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.379
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.71453
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3577
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2230
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.71072
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.11139
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.21603
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.81300
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.31014
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2492
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.01059
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6793
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.021
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.51085
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.81077
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.41456
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9857
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.81101
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.572
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.329
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9338
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.252
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9397

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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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