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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-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.6 
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.3 
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.1 
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.5 
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.7 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.4 
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.9 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.9 
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5 
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.3 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.3 
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks1.0 
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.6 
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.3 
 Adams 5527418Northern Peaks.5 
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.3 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519740Southern Peaks.3 
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.8 
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.4 
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.4 
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.7 
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.4 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.8 
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.6 
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range1.0 
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks1.2 
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.7 
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.3 
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.9 
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.7 
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.9 
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3 
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range1.1 
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.7 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.9 
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.6 
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.8 
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.2 
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.7 
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range1.3 
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range1.0 
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.4 
23.Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.7 
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.6 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.1 
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.9 
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.0 
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range5.1 
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.3 
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.8 
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.7 
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks1.2 
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4 
28.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293253Kinsman Range.7 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.8 
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range1.0 
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.1 
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range1.0 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.4 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.3 
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.8 
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range13.1 
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.0 
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.8 
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.6 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.3 
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range2.5 
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.3 
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.8 
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.6 
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.4 
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range1.1 
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.5 
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2 
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.0 
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range2.0 
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.7 
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range1.0 
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.9 
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.6 
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.2 
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.8 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges1.0 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.7 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9 
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range5.0 

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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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