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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.64492 
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2154 
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.02036 
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.232 
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71939 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3107 
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3158 
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6651 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.575 
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5386 
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2190 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.1108 
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.71922 
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.61959 
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1150 
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1221 
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22790 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1384 
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72459 
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2806 
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3677 
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.71647 
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.01347 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2254 
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.52108 
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range.81295 
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.72000 
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.31334 
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.227 
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.91151 
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6689 
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.91193 
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3257 
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.71073 
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5172 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5562 
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.41157 
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4452 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.170 
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.01646 
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.51912 
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.91234 
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.71190 
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.21292 
23.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.41425 
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.340 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.067 
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.81660 
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.01764 
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range4.91544 
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2697 
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.71245 
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.258 
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.92260 
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4751 
28.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.71572 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4134 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3424 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.3119 
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.71291 
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.01382 
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1242 
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.61271 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.3100 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2334 
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5159 
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.91051 
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.01292 
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.71568 
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.61256 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.390 
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.71659 
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3649 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2268 
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.71246 
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.11316 
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.21827 
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.81493 
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.31195 
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2544 
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.01234 
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6935 
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.023 
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.51243 
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.81244 
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.41649 
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9987 
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.81303 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.578 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.335 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9378 
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.268 
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9477 

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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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