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New England 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft StateRange (Level 4)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Washington62886148NHWhite Mountains819.64131
 Ball Crag610631NHWhite Mountains.2137
2.Mount Adams5799861NHWhite Mountains3.01857
 Agiocochook Crag57189NHWhite Mountains.229
3.Mount Jefferson5712753NHWhite Mountains1.71743
 Nelson Crag563535NHWhite Mountains.3101
 Sam Adams558593NHWhite Mountains.3143
 Mount Clay5533139NHWhite Mountains.6598
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259NHWhite Mountains.570
 Boott Spur549298NHWhite Mountains.5343
 John Quincy Adams541056NHWhite Mountains.2175
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713NHWhite Mountains.194
4.Mount Monroe5372254NHWhite Mountains.71740
5.Mount Madison5366466NHWhite Mountains.61777
 Abigail Adams535540NHWhite Mountains.1134
6.Katahdin52684288MELongfellow Mountains158.31685
 Katahdin-South Peak526040MELongfellow Mountains.3399
 Adams 5525620NHWhite Mountains.1197
7.Mount Lafayette52403320NHWhite Mountains17.22531
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739NHWhite Mountains.1349
8.Mount Lincoln5089169NHWhite Mountains.72227
 Mount Truman500080NHWhite Mountains.2737
 Mount Franklin500020NHWhite Mountains.3625
 Pamola Peak491999MELongfellow Mountains.0458
9.South Twin49021502NHWhite Mountains4.71489
 Chimney Peak490060MELongfellow Mountains.0323
10.Carter Dome48322821NHWhite Mountains5.01215
 Slide Peak48066NHWhite Mountains.2220
11.Mount Moosilauke48022932NHWhite Mountains12.51908
12.North Twin4761281NHWhite Mountains.81164
13.Mount Eisenhower4760335NHWhite Mountains.71803
14.Hamlin Peak4756496MELongfellow Mountains1.2518
 South Howe Peak474080MELongfellow Mountains.537
 North Howe Peak470012MELongfellow Mountains.333
15.Mount Bond4698298NHWhite Mountains2.31208
 Slide Peak South469212NHWhite Mountains.226
16.Mount Carrigain46802223NHWhite Mountains5.91028
 Mount Hight4675115NHWhite Mountains.6626
17.Middle Carter Mountain4600700NHWhite Mountains1.91067
 Mount Lethe458444NHWhite Mountains.3241
18.Mount Guyot4560160NHWhite Mountains.7963
 Mount Blue4529129NHWhite Mountains.5162
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343NHWhite Mountains.5507
19.West Bond4520160NHWhite Mountains.41039
 North Carter Mountain452040NHWhite Mountains.4411
 Southeast Castle450025NHWhite Mountains.162
20.Mount Garfield4480800NHWhite Mountains2.01500
21.Mount Liberty4459379NHWhite Mountains1.51728
22.Wildcat Mountain44221034NHWhite Mountains.91106
23.South Carter Mountain4420220NHWhite Mountains.71069
 Northwest Plateau441010MELongfellow Mountains.315
24.Mount Hancock44001200NHWhite Mountains2.21165
25.Mount Mansfield43933633VTGreen Mountains51.91624
26.South Kinsman Mountain43582398NHWhite Mountains4.41286
 Southwest Twin435777NHWhite Mountains.337
 Northwest Castle433030NHWhite Mountains.059
27.Mount Flume4328408NHWhite Mountains.81496
28.Mount Osceola43202000NHWhite Mountains6.01591
28.Mount Field43201681NHWhite Mountains4.91395
 Wildcat B432040NHWhite Mountains.2630
 South Hancock4319159NHWhite Mountains.71127
 Fourth Howk431565NHWhite Mountains.244
30.Mount Pierce4310230NHWhite Mountains.92014
 Wildcat C4298138NHWhite Mountains.4679
31.North Kinsman Mountain4293253NHWhite Mountains.71425
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393NHWhite Mountains.4113
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080NHWhite Mountains.3384
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454NHWhite Mountains.3101
32.Bondcliffs4265185NHWhite Mountains.71167
33.Mount Willey4255255NHWhite Mountains1.01243
 Greenleaf Knob424545NHWhite Mountains.1197
34.Sugarloaf Mountain42403168MELongfellow Mountains64.8504
34.Zealand Mountain4240200NHWhite Mountains.61136
36.Killington Peak42353315VTGreen Mountains56.3851
37.Crocker Mountain42261206MELongfellow Mountains3.6429
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080NHWhite Mountains.387
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525NHWhite Mountains.2296
 Mount Jim417292NHWhite Mountains.5152
38.Old Speck41602700MEWhite Mountains20.4640
38.Mount Cabot41602661NHWhite Mountains12.9941
38.North Tripyramid41601320NHWhite Mountains5.01167
41.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316NHWhite Mountains.71413
42.North Brother41511256MELongfellow Mountains2.3412
43.Bigelow Mountain41452845MELongfellow Mountains8.0563
44.Saddleback Mountain41202446MELongfellow Mountains9.6542
44.Middle Tripyramid4120240NHWhite Mountains.61135
 Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple412060VTGreen Mountains.2298
 Mount Mansfield-Lower Lip412040VTGreen Mountains.2258
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474NHWhite Mountains.382
46.Avery Peak4088268MELongfellow Mountains.6500
47.Mount Ellen40832132VTGreen Mountains26.7577
48.Camels Hump40801860VTGreen Mountains11.2975
48.Cannon Mountain4080720NHWhite Mountains1.71498
 South Tripyramid408080NHWhite Mountains.3596
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020NHWhite Mountains.2239
50.Wildcat D4062287NHWhite Mountains.71108
51.Mount Hale4054614NHWhite Mountains2.11187
52.Mount Jackson4052332NHWhite Mountains1.21659
53.Mount Tom4051331NHWhite Mountains.81344
54.Mount Moriah4049922NHWhite Mountains2.31044
 Wildcat E404675NHWhite Mountains.2504
55.Mount Passaconaway4043803NHWhite Mountains3.01115
56.Saddleback Mountain-The Horn4041461MELongfellow Mountains1.1456
57.Mount Abraham4040880MELongfellow Mountains4.0382
57.South Crocker Mountain4040340MELongfellow Mountains.6469
59.Owls Head4025825NHWhite Mountains1.6819
 Emerald Bluff402525NHWhite Mountains.022
60.Galehead Mountain4024264NHWhite Mountains.51124
61.Mount Mansfield-The Nose4020160VTGreen Mountains.8279
 Cutts Peak402020VTGreen Mountains.4245
62.Mount Waumbek40061289NHWhite Mountains4.81119
62.Mount Abraham4006286VTGreen Mountains2.3639
64.Mount Tecumseh40031723NHWhite Mountains2.41493
64.Mount Isolation4003203NHWhite Mountains.9889
66.Spaulding Mountain4000585MELongfellow Mountains2.0397
66.Mount Whiteface4000560NHWhite Mountains1.81174
66.Mount Redington4000440MELongfellow Mountains.9322
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120NHWhite Mountains.572
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040NHWhite Mountains.329
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040NHWhite Mountains1.9350
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639NHWhite Mountains.255
 Sandwich Mountain39601160NHWhite Mountains4.9425

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List Description

Note that this list is not the same as the Official AMC New England 4000-footer List. This list is similar, but it is based on strict mathematical cutoffs derived from careful reading of the USGS topographic maps. The differences are:

  • This list adds the Nose on Mount Mansfield, which clearly has 160 feet of clean prominence (200 feet of optimistic prominence, which appears the be the AMC standard).
  • This list substitutes Mount Guyot for South Hancock. Carefully looking at the USGS map shows that Guyot has 160 feet of clean prominence, while South Hancock only has 159.

It is not clear why the official AMC lists are inconsistent in the way they interpret the USGS contours, unless they have better surverying data used as criteria for their lists.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)
       AMC Maine Mountain Guide (AMC Books)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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