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Northeastern Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessStatePeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.Great GulfNew HampshireGreat Gulf Wilderness High Point1806White Mountains187 
2.Presidential Range-Dry RiverNew HampshireBoott Spur1680White Mountains345 
3.High PeaksNew YorkMount Marcy1629Adirondack Mountains1930 
4.PemigewassetNew HampshireMount Lafayette1609White Mountains2589 
5.Dix MountainNew YorkDix Mountain1480Adirondack Mountains729 
6.Wild RiverNew HampshireCarter Dome1473White Mountains1239 
7.Giant MountainNew YorkGiant Mountain1410Adirondack Mountains1361 
8.Mckenzie MountainNew YorkWhiteface Mountain-Southwest Slope1320Adirondack Mountains10 
9.Sandwich RangeNew HampshireNorth Tripyramid1280White Mountains1197 
9.Slide MountainNew YorkSlide Mountain1280Catskill Mountains1084 
11.Hunter-West Kill MountainNew YorkHunter Mountain1237Catskill Mountains970 
12.Windham-Blackhead RangeNew YorkBlack Dome1219Catskill Mountains618 
13.Sentinel RangeNew YorkKilburn Mountain1183Adirondack Mountains14 
14.West Canada LakeNew YorkPanther Mountain1177Adirondack Mountains57 
15.Indian HeadNew YorkPlateau Mountain1177Catskill Mountains490 
16.BreadloafVermontBread Loaf Mountain1169Green Mountains194 
17.Big IndianNew YorkBig Indian Mountain1134Catskill Mountains342 
17.GlastenburyVermontGlastenbury Mountain-West Slope1134Green Mountains11 
19.Hoffman NotchNew YorkHoffman Mountain1129Adirondack Mountains13 
20.Blue RidgeNew YorkWakely Mountain-North Slope1128Adirondack Mountains6 
21.Jay MountainNew YorkSaddleback Mountain1102Adirondack Mountains34 
22.Peru PeakVermontPeru Peak1050Green Mountains106 
23.Siamese PondsNew YorkBig Range1032Adirondack Mountains2 
24.Joseph BattellVermontGillespie Peak1026Green Mountains125 
25.Silver LakeNew YorkHamilton Mountain996Adirondack Mountains5 
26.Big BranchVermontMount Tabor936Green Mountains19 
27.Lye BrookVermontLye Brook Meadows Peak896Green Mountains6 
28.Pigeon LakeNew YorkWest Mountain894Adirondack Mountains11 
29.Caribou-Speckled MountainMaineSpeckled Mountain886White Mountains81 
30.George D. AikenVermontAiken-yaw Mountain798Green Mountains7 
31.Pharaoh LakeNew YorkPharaoh Mountain779Adirondack Mountains95 
32.Five PondsNew YorkHitchins Pond Peak751Adirondack Mountains0 
33.Ha-de-ron-dahNew YorkHa-de-ron-dah Wilderness High Point719Adirondack Mountains0 
34.William C. WhitneyNew YorkAntediluvian Mountain714Adirondack Mountains0 
35.Bristol CliffsVermontSouth Mountain709Green Mountains5 
36.Round LakeNew YorkLost Pond Peak696Adirondack Mountains2 
37.PepperboxNew YorkTwin Ponds Peak662Adirondack Mountains0 
38.Hickory CreekPennsylvaniaHickory Creek Wilderness High Point585Allegheny Plateau2 
39.Allegheny IslandsPennsylvaniaCrulls Island High Point354Allegheny Plateau0 
40.Moosehorn-Baring UnitMaineBald Mountain-South Peak125New England Upland0 
41.Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeNew JerseyGreat Swamp Refuge High Point91Mid-Atlantic Highlands8 
42.MoosehornMaineMoosehorn Wilderness High Point67New England Upland0 
43.Otis Pike Fire Island High DuneNew YorkFire Island Wilderness High Point15Mid-Atlantic Highlands1 
44.MonomoyMassachusettsMonomoy Island High Point12Mid-Atlantic Highlands0 
45.BrigantineNew JerseyBrigantine Refuge High Point4Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain2 

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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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