Mount Carleton, New Brunswick

Prominence: 620 m, 2034 ft

Elevation: 820 meters, 2690 feet

True Isolation: 133.19 km, 82.76 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 22' 41'' N, 66° 52' 34'' W
47.377997, -66.876147 (Dec Deg)
660322 E 5249358 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
State/ProvinceNew Brunswick (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionNorthumberland (Highest Point)

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     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #73)
     Appalachian Mountain Range4 High Points (Rank #20)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #182)
     Canada Sampler List (Rank #36)
     Most Prominent Peaks of Canadian Provinces (Rank #8)
     Canada Province/Territory High Points (Rank #10)
     EPIC List - Provinces/Territories of Canada (Rank #15)
     Most Isolated Peaks of Canada Provinces (Rank #12)
     Principal Heights of Canada (Rank #87)
     All Canada County/Census Division High Points (Rank #94)
     New Brunswick County High Points (Rank #1)
     Eastern Canada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #71)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Not Won in a Day: Climbing Canada's Highpoints (Bennett)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 99
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 97)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1994-09-14 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2007-08-12 by Dave Ward
     2007-09-08 by Terry Wheeler
     2008-08-30 by Rob Broeren
     2009-05-23 by Troy Alward
     2011-07-17 by Eric Gilbertson
     2012-08-06 by William Musser
     2013-06-22 by Ian Covey
     2013-06-24 by Quincy Koetz
     2014-08-14 by Phil Barone
     2015-06-29 by Mark Prier
     2015-10-11 by Nick Goumas
     2015-10-11 by Patrick Huegel
     2017-07-07 by John Wiley
     2017-07-15 by Spencer Corcoran
     2017-10-21 by Adam Lingenfelter
     2018-06-20 by Rob Hiemstra
     2018-07-01 by Nicolas Charest
     2018-07-21 by Dave Ward
     2019-08-02 by Mario Chamberland
     2019-10-08 by Lisa Barboza (GPS Track)
     2019-11-02 by Joel Wilner
     2021-09-15 by Robert Wayper
     2022-06-26 by Zackary Michek (GPS Track)

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Of all the Canadian province and territory highpoints, New Brunswick's Mount Carleton is the only one that is a traditional summit reached by a normal hiking trail. All the others are major mountaineering expeditions (AB, BC, YT, NT, NU, QC, NL), nondescript flat spots (SK, PEI), remote wilderness/bushwhack destinations (ON, NS), or a drive-up (MB). If you want a provincial high point where you drive to the trailhead, hike uphill for a few hours in a pleasant forest, and enjoy nice views from a rocky summit, Mount Carleton is your only option.

Carleton is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are a very indistinct grouping of peaks in New Brunswick. And despite its relatively low elevation compared to peaks in nearby Maine, Carleton is clearly the dominant summit in the area, with an impressive 2000 feet of prominence.

Hikers who climb Carleton by the normal Mount Carleton hiking trail should, if time allows, hike north a ways to Mount Sagamook. This slightly lower peak has a north face that is the most impressive mountain wall in all of New Brunswick.

Mount Carleton and the tiny observation hut at its summit (1994-09-14).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 620 m/2034 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 630 m/2066 ft
  Line Parent: Mont Saint-Pierre
  Key Col: Wagan-Wagansis Brooks Divide    200 m/656 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 133.19 km/82.76 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.4158, -67.7658
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mont Saint-Pierre  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Canadian Appalachians
Range4: Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians (Highest Point)
Range5: New Brunswick Highlands (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSaint John (HP)
Bay of Fundy
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapNepisiguit Lakes 21 O/7 1:50,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: (Dirt Road) 305 m/1001 ft
Vertical Gain: 515 m/1689 ft
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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The cabin when we arrived by the west trail (2019-08-02). Photo by Mario Chamberland.
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