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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 Massif819.64157
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2138
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.01865
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.229
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71751
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3101
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3143
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6601
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.570
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5343
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2175
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.194
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.71750
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.61786
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1134
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1197
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22550
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1350
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72241
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2740
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3628
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.71498
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.01221
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2221
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.51921
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range.81172
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.71817
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.31220
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.226
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.91036
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6630
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.91074
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3242
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.7970
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5162
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5508
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.41049
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4414
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.162
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.01509
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.51739
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.91113
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.71077
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.21172
23.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.41301
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.337
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.059
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.81507
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.01601
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range4.91406
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2636
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.71134
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.245
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.92031
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4686
28.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.71439
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4113
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3386
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.3102
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.71177
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.01252
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1203
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.61146
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.387
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2300
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5154
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.9951
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.01179
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.71424
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.61146
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.382
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.71510
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3600
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2244
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.71116
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.11197
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.21674
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.81356
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.31051
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2505
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.01125
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6826
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.022
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.51133
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.81128
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.41502
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9895
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.81185
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.572
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.330
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9356
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.255
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9428

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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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