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Northeast USA Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 5)Ascents
1.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutPresidential Range5439
2.Mount Field - Northwest Summit4280SacoMerrimackConnecticutFranconia Area160
3.Border Monument 441 Peak3340St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecBoundary Ranges33
4.Styles Peak - North Peak3287St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutSouthern Green Mountains38
5.Sandy Bay Mountain3100St. LawrenceKennebecPenobscotBoundary Ranges44
6.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide2840PotomacMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Mountains10
7.Woodchuck Hill - East Peak2660DelawareSusquehannaHudsonNorthwest Catskills3
8.Potter County Triple Divide Point2520St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaNorthern Allegheny Plateau9
9.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2106HousatonicHudsonConnecticutBerkshire Hills5
10.Border Monument 318 Peak1920St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotBoundary Ranges1
11.East Miles Notch Peak1900AndroscogginPresumpscotSacoEastern White Mountains4
12.South Crow Hill1640St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaFinger Lakes9
13.Morris County High Point1395HudsonPassaicDelawareHudson-Jersey Highlands74
14.Crocker Hill1220BlackstoneMerrimackConnecticutSouthern New England Upland15
15.Elliott Hill1181BlackstoneThames [CT]ConnecticutSouthern New England Upland13
16.Merrimack-Charles-Blackstone Triple Divide460CharlesBlackstoneMerrimackSouthern New England Upland17

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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 be over 100 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve tiny coastal creeks. Peaks located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the six New England states are listed.

Outside of the two major New Hampshire 4000-footers at the top of the list, most of the other peaks are quite obscure. However, the river systems that meet at these points will be familiar to most Northeast residents, and finding the hydrographic junction of three major rivers might have an intuitive appeal to many peakbaggers.


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