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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
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
34.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point869PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus4 
38.Woodchuck Hill820DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus4 
39.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak814DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus3 
40.Potter County Triple Divide Point771St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
47.South Crow Hill503St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus6 
24.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1323JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges4 
34.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide869JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges4 
27.Young Lick Knob1164SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains14 
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1140Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains8 
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1079SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains59 
33.Long Mountain981AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains3 
36.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide856RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains6 
46.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope515RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains2 
13.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range1 
14.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range3 
18.Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range1 
8.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges75 
9.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide2664Santa AnaSalton SeaDale LakeCentral and Southern California Ranges12 
21.Little Tejon1457Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges3 
37.Salton-Colorado-Great Basin Triple Divide826Salton SeaDale LakeColoradoCentral and Southern California Ranges14 
12.Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains33 
19.Sproats Meadow Northwest1740Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges1 
20.Mud Lake East1590Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges1 
22.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1446BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains3 
23.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1366BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains1 
41.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide728Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains2 
42.Webb Benchmark Northeast720Rio GrandeColorado [TX]NuecesGreat Plains1 
49.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide383BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains2 
51.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide215SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains3 
55.Colorado-Guadalupe-Lavaca Triple Divide155GuadalupeColorado [TX]LavacaGreat Plains1 
57.Brazos-Trinity-San Jacinto Triple Divide117TrinityBrazosSan Jacinto [TX]Great Plains2 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3542ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies0 
10.Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies5 
45.Three Way Watershed Marker529MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area0 
16.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians40342007 05
24.Mount Field1323SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians13522009-06-04
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit1311SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians111 
30.Salmon Mountain1040St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians23 
31.Border Monument 441 Peak1021St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians10 
32.Styles Peak-North Peak1005St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians31 
43.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide645HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians4 
44.Border Monument 318 Peak588St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians1 
17.North Skylight Ridge1910EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
48.Lula Triple Divide411SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast9 
50.Kernersville Triple Divide309Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast9 
52.Choctaw Lookout Tower204MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast4 
53.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide197NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast1 
54.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide194JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast2 
56.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide145AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast3 
1.Crumbly Spire4042South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada11 
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast2993Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada16 
2.Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
11.South Great Divide Basin Peak2591Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains1 
4.Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
7.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges1832016-05-23
15.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges0 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3030ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains0 

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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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