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Northeastern Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.PemigewassetNew HampshireMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2811 
2.High PeaksNew YorkMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2110 
3.Giant MountainNew YorkGiant Mountain4626Adirondack Mountains1483 
4.Wild RiverNew HampshireCarter Dome4832White Mountains1356 
5.Sandwich RangeNew HampshireNorth Tripyramid4160White Mountains1303 
6.Slide MountainNew YorkSlide Mountain4180Catskill Mountains1160 
7.Hunter-West Kill MountainNew YorkHunter Mountain4040Catskill Mountains1050 
8.Dix MountainNew YorkDix Mountain4823Adirondack Mountains804 
9.Windham-Blackhead RangeNew YorkBlack Dome3980Catskill Mountains671 
10.Indian HeadNew YorkPlateau Mountain3840Catskill Mountains518 
11.Presidential Range-Dry RiverNew HampshireBoott Spur5492White Mountains387 
12.Big IndianNew YorkBig Indian Mountain3700Catskill Mountains361 
13.BreadloafVermontBread Loaf Mountain3835Green Mountains221 
14.Great GulfNew HampshireGreat Gulf Wilderness High Point5906White Mountains211 
15.Joseph BattellVermontGillespie Peak3366Green Mountains137 
16.Peru PeakVermontPeru Peak3425Green Mountains119 
17.Pharaoh LakeNew YorkPharaoh Mountain2556Adirondack Mountains109 
18.Caribou-Speckled MountainMaineSpeckled Mountain2906White Mountains92 
19.West Canada LakeNew YorkPanther Mountain3862Adirondack Mountains60 
20.Jay MountainNew YorkSaddleback Mountain3615Adirondack Mountains35 
21.Big BranchVermontMount Tabor3051Green Mountains22 
22.Hoffman NotchNew YorkHoffman Mountain3704Adirondack Mountains16 
22.Siamese PondsNew YorkPuffer Mountain3451Adirondack Mountains16 
24.Sentinel RangeNew YorkKilburn Mountain3881Adirondack Mountains15 
25.GlastenburyVermontGlastenbury Mountain-West Slope3700Green Mountains14 
26.Mckenzie MountainNew YorkWhiteface Mountain-Southwest Slope4265Adirondack Mountains11 
26.Pigeon LakeNew YorkWest Mountain2913Adirondack Mountains11 
28.Lye BrookVermontLye Brook Meadows Peak2941Green Mountains9 
28.Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeNew JerseyGreat Swamp Refuge High Point280Mid-Atlantic Highlands9 
30.Blue RidgeNew YorkWakely Mountain-North Slope3681Adirondack Mountains8 
31.George D. AikenVermontAiken-yaw Mountain2618Green Mountains7 
32.Silver LakeNew YorkHamilton Mountain3248Adirondack Mountains5 
32.Bristol CliffsVermontSouth Mountain2325Green Mountains5 
34.BrigantineNew JerseyBrigantine Refuge High Point13Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain4 
35.Round LakeNew YorkLost Pond Peak2264Adirondack Mountains2 
35.Hickory CreekPennsylvaniaHickory Creek Wilderness High Point1900Allegheny Plateau2 
37.Otis Pike Fire Island High DuneNew YorkFire Island Wilderness High Point45Mid-Atlantic Highlands1 
38.Five PondsNew YorkHitchins Pond Peak2463Adirondack Mountains0 
38.Ha-de-ron-dahNew YorkHa-de-ron-dah Wilderness High Point2359Adirondack Mountains0 
38.William C. WhitneyNew YorkAntediluvian Mountain2323Adirondack Mountains0 
38.PepperboxNew YorkTwin Ponds Peak2172Adirondack Mountains0 
38.Allegheny IslandsPennsylvaniaCrulls Island High Point1150Allegheny Plateau0 
38.Moosehorn-Baring UnitMaineBald Mountain-South Peak400New England Upland0 
38.MoosehornMaineMoosehorn Wilderness High Point200New England Upland0 
38.MonomoyMassachusettsMonomoy Island High Point30Mid-Atlantic Highlands0 

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List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

This list shows the highest points in designated Wilderness Areas in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. These include the federally designated Wilderness Areas on National Forest and Wildlife Refuge land, plus the New York state Department of Conservation Wilderness Areas in the Adirondacks and Catskills. These two ranges are unique in the US in being managed by a state agency, not a federal one, and the state wildernesses are functionally equivalent to the federal ones. So it made sense to include their high points on this list.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.

 


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