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Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
StateRange (Level 4)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Washington61586288New HampshireWhite Mountains819.65080
2.Mount Marcy49195344New YorkAdirondack Mountains129.62323
3.Katahdin42935268MaineLongfellow Mountains158.32043
4.Mount Mansfield36434393VermontGreen Mountains51.92046
5.Mount Lafayette33605260New HampshireWhite Mountains17.23247
6.Killington Peak33254235VermontGreen Mountains56.31088
7.Slide Mountain32954190New YorkCatskill Mountains136.41373
8.Sugarloaf Mountain31784250MaineLongfellow Mountains64.8605
9.Whiteface Mountain31104865New YorkAdirondack Mountains15.81276
10.Equinox Mountain30603850VermontTaconic Range11.0415
11.Jay Peak29723858VermontGreen Mountains29.1500
12.Giant Mountain29694626New YorkAdirondack Mountains6.21636
13.Mount Moosilauke29324802New HampshireWhite Mountains12.52501
14.Bigelow Mountain28554145MaineLongfellow Mountains8.0710
15.Dorset Mountain28403770VermontTaconic Range10.8205
16.Dix Mountain28224839New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.7911
17.Carter Dome28214832New HampshireWhite Mountains5.01563
18.Old Speck27204170MaineWhite Mountains20.4811
19.Mount Cabot26714170New HampshireWhite Mountains12.91249
20.White Cap Mountain26093654MaineLongfellow Mountains27.5144
21.Coburn Mountain25073717MaineLongfellow Mountains23.341
22.Mount Greylock24733487MassachusettsTaconic Range23.61839
23.Mount Putnam24723642VermontGreen Mountains10.295
24.Saddleback Mountain24464120MaineLongfellow Mountains9.6689
25.Santanoni Peak24254606New YorkAdirondack Mountains7.5690
26.South Kinsman Mountain24184358New HampshireWhite Mountains4.41663
27.Stratton Mountain24153940VermontGreen Mountains35.9547
28.The Traveler23403550MaineLongfellow Mountains9.286
28.Mount Shaw23402990New HampshireNew England Upland14.1378
30.Snow Mountain23303960MaineLongfellow Mountains22.7144
31.Black Mountain23002650New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.6536
32.Mount Ascutney22903140VermontNew England Upland14.8342
33.Kibby Mountain22663656MaineLongfellow Mountains11.731
34.Mount Carrigain22434700New HampshireWhite Mountains5.91342
35.Snowy Mountain22413898New YorkAdirondack Mountains28.2431
36.Lyon Mountain22393830New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.5375
37.Baldpate Mountain22383790MaineLongfellow Mountains3.9346
38.East Mountain22283439VermontNew England Upland11.9115
39.Grass Mountain21993109VermontTaconic Range7.245
40.Baker Mountain21903520MaineLongfellow Mountains7.027
41.Smarts Mountain21883238New HampshireNew England Upland10.0352
42.Cold Hollow Mountains High Point21653337VermontGreen Mountains6.938
43.Hunter Mountain21604050New YorkCatskill Mountains14.61272
44.Mount Monadnock21493159New HampshireNew England Upland41.22301
45.Signal Mountain21403370VermontNew England Upland20.583
46.Mount Ellen21324083VermontGreen Mountains26.7749
47.Big Moose Mountain21263196MaineLongfellow Mountains15.261
48.Algonquin Peak21135115New YorkAdirondack Mountains3.71849
49.Mount Kearsarge21002930New HampshireNew England Upland18.5864
50.Black Dome20803990New YorkCatskill Mountains8.4811
51.Doubletop Mountain20793489MaineLongfellow Mountains2.392
52.Elephant Mountain20623772MaineLongfellow Mountains12.2142
53.Mount Osceola20404340New HampshireWhite Mountains6.02052
54.Seward Mountain20374347New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.3699
55.Boundary Bald Mountain20023630MaineLongfellow Mountains20.936

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List Description

List Info

Northeastern hikers are notorious peakbaggers, but this list has not yet received a great deal of attention. Since it is based on prominence and not elevation, it does not have the focus on the high peaks of the White Mountains, Adirondacks, and other concentrations of high peaks. Instead, it presents a very well-balanced selection of peaks scattered all over the northeast; 15 in Maine, 13 in Vermont, 13 in New York, 12 in New Hampshire, and Greylock in Massachusetts. Over half these peaks (29) are under 4000 feet, and 13 are even below 3500 feet.

Sources

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 2000 by Roy Schweiker, Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Ron Tagliapietra.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.

 


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