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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Miriam Khamis's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 57, or 7.02%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
52.Choctaw Lookout Tower660MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast4 
48.Lula Triple Divide1340SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast8 
30.Salmon Mountain3400St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians23 
31.Border Monument 441 Peak3340St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians10 
27.Young Lick Knob3800SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains14 
33.Long Mountain3200AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains3 
57.Brazos-Trinity-San Jacinto Triple Divide380TrinityBrazosSan Jacinto [TX]Great Plains2 
4.Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
54.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide630JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast2 
10.Oregon Buttes8558Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies5 
11.South Great Divide Basin Peak8480Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
23.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4480BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains1 
42.Webb Benchmark Northeast2363Rio GrandeColorado [TX]NuecesGreat Plains1 
55.Colorado-Guadalupe-Lavaca Triple Divide507GuadalupeColorado [TX]LavacaGreat Plains1 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,600ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies0 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9920ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains0 
12.Triple Divide Peak8020MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains33 
37.Salton-Colorado-Great Basin Triple Divide2700Salton SeaDale LakeColoradoCentral and Southern California Ranges142019-01-04 b
41.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2380Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains2 
32.Styles Peak-North Peak3287St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians31 
43.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2106HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians4 
47.South Crow Hill1640St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
17.North Skylight Ridge6234EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
19.Sproats Meadow Northwest5700Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges1 
20.Mud Lake East5210Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges1 
46.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1680RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains2 
24.Mount Field4320SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1351 
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4280SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians111 
2.Headwaters Hill11,862Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
22.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4740BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains3 
24.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4320JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges4 
34.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2840PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus4 
40.Potter County Triple Divide Point2520St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
1.Crumbly Spire13,240South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada11 
36.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2800RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains6 
34.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2840JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges4 
50.Kernersville Triple Divide1010Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast9 
53.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide640NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast1 
14.Desert Ridge6995KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range3 
16.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians40252018-08-05 b
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast9800Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada16 
44.Border Monument 318 Peak1920St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians1 
9.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide8720Santa AnaSalton SeaDale LakeCentral and Southern California Ranges122018-08-20 c
8.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges75 
21.Little Tejon4760Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges32015-12-09
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3720Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains8 
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3520SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains59 
18.Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range1 
45.Three Way Watershed Marker1730MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area0 
38.Woodchuck Hill2680DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus4 
39.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2660DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus3 
56.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide470AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast3 
49.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1250BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains2 
51.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide700SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains3 
13.Miller Mountain7513KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range1 
7.Chiricahua Peak9759YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges182 
15.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444YaquiWilcox 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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