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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 6)Isol-Mi
1.Mount Washington62886158Mount Washington Massif819.6
2.Mount Lafayette52603360Franconia Range17.2
3.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.5
4.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.0
5.Mount Cabot41702671Pilot Range12.9
6.South Kinsman Mountain43582418Kinsman Range4.4
7.Mount Carrigain47002243Pemigewasset Ranges5.9
8.Mount Osceola43402040Osceola-Tecumseh6.0
9.Mount Tecumseh40031743Osceola-Tecumseh2.4
10.Mount Field43401701Willey Range.0
11.South Twin49021522Twin Range4.7
12.North Tripyramid41801360Central Sandwich Range5.0
13.Mount Waumbek40061299Pliny Range4.8
14.Mount Hancock44201240Pemigewasset Ranges2.2
 Sandwich Mountain39801200Central Sandwich Range4.9
15.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.9
16.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.3
17.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.0
18.Owls Head4025845Franconia Range1.6
19.Mount Garfield4500840Franconia Range2.0
20.Mount Passaconaway4043823Central Sandwich Range3.0
21.Cannon Mountain4100760Kinsman Range1.7
22.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.7
23.Middle Carter Mountain4610720Carter Range1.9
24.Mount Hale4054634Twin Range2.1
25.Mount Whiteface4020600Central Sandwich Range1.8
26.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.6
27.Mount Flume4328428Franconia Range.8
28.Mount Liberty4459399Franconia Range1.5
29.Mount Jackson4052352Southern Peaks1.2
30.Mount Tom4051351Willey Range.8
31.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156336Osceola-Tecumseh.7
32.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.7
33.Mount Bond4698318Twin Range2.3
34.North Twin4761301Twin Range.8
35.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.7
36.Galehead Mountain4024284Twin Range.5
37.Middle Tripyramid4140280Central Sandwich Range.6
38.Mount Willey4255275Willey Range1.0
39.North Kinsman Mountain4293273Kinsman Range.7
40.Mount Monroe5372264Southern Peaks.7
41.South Carter Mountain4430240Carter Range.7
41.Mount Pierce4310240Southern Peaks.9
41.Zealand Mountain4260240Twin Range.6
44.Mount Isolation4003223Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9
45.Bondcliffs4265205Twin Range.7
46.Mount Guyot4580200Twin Range.7
46.West Bond4540200Twin Range.4
48.Mount Lincoln5089189Franconia Range.7
49.South Hancock4319179Pemigewasset Ranges.7
50.Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4020160Pemigewasset Ranges.5
 Mount Clay5533149Northern Peaks.6
 Mount Blue4529149Moosilauke Area.5
 Wildcat C4298148Carter Range.4
 Mount Hight4675125Carter Range.6
 Mount Truman5020120Franconia Range.2
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4300120Pemigewasset Ranges.3
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4220120Osceola-Tecumseh.3
 South Tripyramid4100120Central Sandwich Range.3
 Boott Spur5502118Mount Washington Massif.5
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293113Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4
 Mount Jim4172112Moosilauke Area.5
 Sam Adams5585103Northern Peaks.3
 Southwest Twin435797Twin Range.3
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411494Osceola-Tecumseh.3
 Fourth Howk431590Northern Peaks.2
 Mount Hancock-East Peak402080Pemigewasset Ranges.3
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges402080Central Sandwich Range1.9
 Bigelow Lawn Hill552279Mount Washington Massif.5
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2
 John Quincy Adams541066Northern Peaks.2
 Greenleaf Knob424565Franconia Range.1
 Carter Dome-South Peak427464Carter Range.3
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452363Moosilauke Area.5
 North Carter Mountain453060Carter Range.4
 Wildcat B433060Carter Range.2
 Mount Monroe-West Peak520759Southern Peaks.1
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak400659Pliny Range.2
 Mount Lethe458454Carter Range.3
 Abigail Adams535550Northern Peaks.1
 Mount Franklin502050Southern Peaks.3
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418545Southern Peaks.2
 Emerald Bluff404545Northern Peaks.0
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob409040Pilot Range.2
 Adams 5526639Northern Peaks.1
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3
 Slide Peak South469232Mount Washington Massif.2
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.0
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.1
 Monticello Lawn Peak540723Northern Peaks.1
 Agiocochook Crag571819Mount Washington Massif.2
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2

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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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