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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-Mi
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.6
2.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.2
3.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.5
4.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.0
5.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.9
6.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.4
7.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.9
8.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.0
9.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.4
10.Mount Field43201681Willey Range.0
11.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.7
12.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.0
13.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.8
14.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.2
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9
15.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.9
16.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.3
17.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.0
18.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6
19.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.0
20.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.0
21.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.7
22.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.7
23.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.9
24.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.1
25.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.8
26.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.6
27.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.8
28.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.5
29.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.7
30.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.2
31.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.8
32.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.7
33.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.3
34.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.7
35.North Twin4761281Twin Range.8
36.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.5
37.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.0
38.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.7
39.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.7
40.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.6
41.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.9
42.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.7
43.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9
44.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.6
45.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.7
46.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.7
47.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.7
47.West Bond4520160Twin Range.4
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.7
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.5
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.3
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.3
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.3
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.2
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.5
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.3
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.3
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.2
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.0
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.1
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.0
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.1
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.2
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.2
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2

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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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