Willey Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Field (4320+ ft/1317+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Hampshire
Area29 sq mi / 74 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent9 mi / 14 km North-South
7 mi / 11 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 12' N; 71° 26' W
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After the Franconia and Twin Ranges, the third great north-south running range in the Franconia Region is the Willey Range, forming the region's eastern boundary. Mount Tom (4051'), Mount Field (4320', named after Darby Field, first climber of Mount Washington in 1642), and Mount Willey (4255') are the principal summits, but perhaps more interesting are two lower spurs to the east that help form the western wall of long, deep Crawford Notch. Mount Avalon (3440') and especially Mount Willard (2865') provide incredible views down the Notch, its parallel green walls running far away off to the south forming one of the best views in the White Mountains.

To the west, off towards the Twin Range, trailless Whitewall Mountain (3405') and its (not surprisingly) white slide-scarred walls provide one side of deep and scenic Zealand Notch.

Map of Willey Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Willey Range.
Franconia AreaLevel 5 (Parent)
         Franconia RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Twin RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Willey RangeLevel 6
         Pemigewasset RangesLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Moat-Bear Notch AreaLevel 6 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Willey Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Field4320+1317+Willey Range
2.Mount Willey42551297Willey Range
3.Mount Tom40511235Willey Range
4.Mount Avalon34401049Willey Range
5.Whitewall Mountain34051038Willey Range
6.Mount Echo3084940Willey Range
7.Mount Stickney3043928Willey Range
8.Mount Rosebrook3004916Willey Range
9.Mount Willard2865873Willey Range
10.Mount Oscar2746837Willey Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Willey Range

Mount Field
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Top of Mt Field. Hand-feeding the Grey Jay birds. Look closely and you can see it flying away up and to the right of my hand. Top is tree covered but there is a small clearing for lunch and escape the wind. Overlooks just off the peak look down over Mt. Washington Hotel and the valley (2014-09-27). Photo by Eric Ryherd.
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Mount Willey
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Stairway to Willey peak Photo by Vic Stashewsky.
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Mount Tom
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On the trail (2014-11-16). Photo by Robert Larkin.
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Mount Willard
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View from cliff at the top of Mt. Willard (2016-10-15). Photo by Daniel Griffin.
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Frankenstein Cliff Summit
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Frankenstein Cliffs (2014-08-30). Photo by Jeremy Watkins.
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