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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.64627
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2157
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.02086
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.233
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71988
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3107
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3163
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6668
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.579
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5397
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2195
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.1111
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.71981
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.62010
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1153
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1226
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22902
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1391
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72558
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2838
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3697
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.71704
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.01399
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2263
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.52223
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range.81345
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.72072
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.31372
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.227
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.91198
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6712
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.91238
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3261
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.71100
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5175
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5592
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.41195
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4465
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.171
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.01710
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.51985
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.91276
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.71232
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.21354
23.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.41481
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.342
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.069
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.81720
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.01831
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range4.91616
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2718
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.71304
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.259
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.92354
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4782
28.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.71635
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4139
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3437
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.3121
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.71334
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.01438
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1255
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.61308
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.3107
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2344
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5160
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.91099
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.01339
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.71634
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.61299
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.394
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.71728
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3669
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2272
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.71290
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.11360
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.21903
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.81560
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.31245
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2559
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.01280
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6962
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.023
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.51289
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.81311
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.41728
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.91021
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.81354
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.583
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.335
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9389
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.272
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9502

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List Description

This list of 48 ranked peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains matches closely to that used by the Four Thousand Footer committee of the Applachian Mountain Club. The committee uses an "optimisitic" prominence threshold of 200 feet, which, in terrain covered by maps with 40-foot contours, is equivalent to the 160 feet of "clean" prominence used on this site.

The only discrepancy between the ranked summits on this list and the official 4000-footer club list is that the official list includes South Hancock but not Mount Guyot. This seems odd to me, since Guyot clearly has the exact same prominence as nearby West Bond, an official peak, and South Hancock clearly just misses the 160 foot clean prominence cut-off by 1 foot.

To see the official AMC version of the list, click here.

This list is a very popular peakbagging endeavor, with over 6000 recorded completers. All summits are reached by maintained hiking trails except for Owls Head, where a well-used herd path climbs up a steep landslide to the summit area. Isolation, Bond, West Bond, and Owls Head are the most remote from roads and the only ones that most hikers might not attempt as a day-hike.

The White Mountains (by most definitions) extend into Maine, so it should be pointed out that Old Speck would be on a theoretical "White Mountain 4000-foot Peaks" list of 49 ranked summits.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

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

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


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