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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing David Lipsitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 57, or 5.26%)

RankPeak Elev-M
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Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians39472007 05
2.Mount Field1329SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians13342009-06-04
3.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges1802016-05-23
4.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians110 
5.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges74 
6.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1085SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains59 
7.Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains33 
8.Styles Peak-North Peak1008St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians30 
9.Salmon Mountain1044St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians23 
10.Winnemucca Lake Southeast2999Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada16 
11.Young Lick Knob1170SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains14 
11.Salton-Colorado-Great Basin Triple Divide829Salton SeaDale LakeColoradoCentral and Southern California Ranges14 
13.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide2670Santa AnaSalton SeaDale LakeCentral and Southern California Ranges12 
14.Crumbly Spire4048South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada10 
14.Border Monument 441 Peak1024St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians10 
16.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1146Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains8 
16.Kernersville Triple Divide311Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast8 
18.Lula Triple Divide415SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast7 
19.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide860RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains6 
19.Potter County Triple Divide Point774St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
19.South Crow Hill506St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
22.Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies5 
23.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1329JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges4 
23.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point872PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus4 
23.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide872JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges4 
23.Woodchuck Hill823DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus4 
23.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide648HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians4 
23.Choctaw Lookout Tower207MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast4 
29.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range3 
29.Little Tejon1463Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges3 
29.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1448BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains3 
29.Long Mountain988AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains3 
29.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus3 
29.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide216SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains3 
29.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide146AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast3 
36.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide732Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains2 
36.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope518RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains2 
36.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide384BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains2 
36.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide195JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast2 
36.Brazos-Trinity-San Jacinto Triple Divide119TrinityBrazosSan Jacinto [TX]Great Plains2 
41.Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
41.South Great Divide Basin Peak2597Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
41.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range1 
41.Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range1 
41.Sproats Meadow Northwest1743Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges1 
41.Mud Lake East1591Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges1 
41.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1367BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains1 
41.Webb Benchmark Northeast720Rio GrandeColorado [TX]NuecesGreat Plains1 
41.Border Monument 318 Peak591St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians1 
41.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide198NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast1 
41.Colorado-Guadalupe-Lavaca Triple Divide155GuadalupeColorado [TX]LavacaGreat Plains1 
52.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3548ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies0 
52.Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
52.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3036ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains0 
52.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
52.North Skylight Ridge1920EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
52.Three Way Watershed Marker530MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area0 

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.

 


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