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Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft StateRange (Level 4)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Washington61486288New HampshireWhite Mountains819.65080
2.Mount Lafayette33205240New HampshireWhite Mountains17.23247
3.Mount Moosilauke29324802New HampshireWhite Mountains12.52501
4.Mount Marcy49145344New YorkAdirondack Mountains129.62323
5.Mount Monadnock21303150New HampshireNew England Upland41.22301
6.Mount Osceola20004320New HampshireWhite Mountains6.02052
7.Mount Mansfield36334393VermontGreen Mountains51.92046
8.Katahdin42885268MaineLongfellow Mountains158.32043
9.Algonquin Peak20965115New YorkAdirondack Mountains3.71849
10.Mount Greylock24633487MassachusettsTaconic Range23.61839
11.South Kinsman Mountain23984358New HampshireWhite Mountains4.41663
12.Giant Mountain29534626New YorkAdirondack Mountains6.21636
13.Carter Dome28214832New HampshireWhite Mountains5.01563
14.Slide Mountain32804180New YorkCatskill Mountains136.41373
15.Mount Carrigain22234680New HampshireWhite Mountains5.91342
16.Whiteface Mountain30944865New YorkAdirondack Mountains15.81276
17.Hunter Mountain21404040New YorkCatskill Mountains14.61272
18.Mount Cabot26614160New HampshireWhite Mountains12.91249
19.Killington Peak33154235VermontGreen Mountains56.31088
20.Dix Mountain27894823New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.7911
21.Mount Kearsarge20802920New HampshireNew England Upland18.5864
22.Old Speck27004160MaineWhite Mountains20.4811
22.Black Dome20603980New YorkCatskill Mountains8.4811
24.Mount Ellen21324083VermontGreen Mountains26.7749
25.Bigelow Mountain28454145MaineLongfellow Mountains8.0710
26.Seward Mountain20214331New YorkAdirondack Mountains5.3699
27.Santanoni Peak24084606New YorkAdirondack Mountains7.5690
28.Saddleback Mountain24464120MaineLongfellow Mountains9.6689
29.Sugarloaf Mountain31684240MaineLongfellow Mountains64.8605
30.Stratton Mountain24053940VermontGreen Mountains35.9547
31.Black Mountain22802640New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.6536
32.Jay Peak29723858VermontGreen Mountains29.1500
33.Snowy Mountain22243898New YorkAdirondack Mountains28.2431
34.Equinox Mountain30403840VermontTaconic Range11.0415
35.Mount Shaw23302990New HampshireNew England Upland14.1378
36.Lyon Mountain22123820New YorkAdirondack Mountains21.5375
37.Smarts Mountain21783238New HampshireNew England Upland10.0352
38.Baldpate Mountain22283780MaineLongfellow Mountains3.9346
39.Mount Ascutney22703130VermontNew England Upland14.8342
40.Dorset Mountain28203760VermontTaconic Range10.8205
41.Snow Mountain23203960MaineLongfellow Mountains22.7144
41.White Cap Mountain26043654MaineLongfellow Mountains27.5144
43.Elephant Mountain20523772MaineLongfellow Mountains12.2142
44.East Mountain22193439VermontNew England Upland11.9115
45.Mount Putnam24623642VermontGreen Mountains10.295
46.Doubletop Mountain20693489MaineLongfellow Mountains2.392
47.The Traveler23203540MaineLongfellow Mountains9.286
48.Signal Mountain21203360VermontNew England Upland20.583
49.Big Moose Mountain21163196MaineLongfellow Mountains15.261
50.Grass Mountain21893109VermontTaconic Range7.245
51.Coburn Mountain24973717MaineLongfellow Mountains23.341
52.Cold Hollow Mountains High Point21463327VermontGreen Mountains6.938
 Boundary Bald Mountain19923620MaineLongfellow Mountains20.936
53.Kibby Mountain22563656MaineLongfellow Mountains11.731
54.Baker Mountain21803520MaineLongfellow Mountains7.027

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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.


  • 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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