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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Zachary Goumas's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 57, or 5.26%)

RankPeak Elev-M
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
33.Long Mountain988AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains3 
56.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide146AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast3 
17.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians41332014-07-26 A
22.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1448BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains3 
23.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1367BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains1 
49.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide384BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains2 
50.Kernersville Triple Divide311Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast10 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3548ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies0 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3036ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains0 
41.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide732Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains2 
38.Woodchuck Hill823DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus4 
39.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus3 
16.North Skylight Ridge1920EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast2999Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada16 
19.Sproats Meadow Northwest1743Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges1 
20.Mud Lake East1591Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges1 
21.Little Tejon1463Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges3 
10.Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies5 
11.South Great Divide Basin Peak2597Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
55.Colorado-Guadalupe-Lavaca Triple Divide155GuadalupeColorado [TX]LavacaGreat Plains1 
43.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide648HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians4 
24.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1329JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges4 
34.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide872JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges4 
54.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide195JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast2 
13.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range1 
14.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range3 
12.Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains34 
45.Three Way Watershed Marker530MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area0 
52.Choctaw Lookout Tower207MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast4 
53.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide198NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast1 
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1146Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains8 
34.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point872PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus4 
46.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope518RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains2 
2.Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
4.Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
42.Webb Benchmark Northeast720Rio GrandeColorado [TX]NuecesGreat Plains1 
36.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide860RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains6 
51.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide216SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains3 
24.Mount Field1329SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians13962013-07-22 C
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1132013-07-22 B
37.Salton-Colorado-Great Basin Triple Divide829Salton SeaDale LakeColoradoCentral and Southern California Ranges14 
8.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide2670Santa AnaSalton SeaDale LakeCentral and Southern California Ranges12 
9.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges77 
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1085SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains61 
27.Young Lick Knob1170SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains14 
48.Lula Triple Divide415SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast9 
18.Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range1 
1.Crumbly Spire4048South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada11 
30.Salmon Mountain1044St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians23 
31.Border Monument 441 Peak1024St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians10 
32.Styles Peak-North Peak1008St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians31 
40.Potter County Triple Divide Point774St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
44.Border Monument 318 Peak591St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians1 
47.South Crow Hill506St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
57.Brazos-Trinity-San Jacinto Triple Divide119TrinityBrazosSan Jacinto [TX]Great Plains2 
7.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges186 
15.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 

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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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