Carter Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCarter Dome (4832 ft/1473 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Hampshire (96%), Maine (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area127 sq mi / 329 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent22 mi / 35 km North-South
14 mi / 22 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 15' N; 71° 11' W
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The Carter Range is located east of the Presidential Range, running northeast from Pinkham Notch into Maine. It is one of the highest and most massive of the White Mountain ranges, ranking behind only the Presidential, Franconia, and Twin ranges in elevation and interest to hikers.

The massive bulk of 4832-foot Carter Dome and the separate South, Middle, and North Carter Mountains dominate the central part of the range. Five-summited Wildcat Mountain lies at the southwest end, just opposite Mount Washington, and Mount Moriah is the main summit at the north end of the range. The Carter-Moriah trail traverses the spine of this range for ten miles.

Map of Carter Range
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Carter Range.
Eastern White MountainsLevel 5 (Parent)
         Carter RangeLevel 6
         Baldface RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Speckled MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Kearsarge North AreaLevel 6 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Carter Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Carter Dome48321473Carter Range
2.Mount Hight46751425Carter Range
3.Middle Carter Mountain4600+1402+Carter Range
4.Mount Lethe45841397Carter Range
5.North Carter Mountain4520+1378+Carter Range
6.Wildcat Mountain44221348Carter Range
7.South Carter Mountain4420+1347+Carter Range
8.Wildcat D40621238Carter Range
9.Mount Moriah40491234Carter Range
10.Middle Moriah Mountain37551145Carter 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 Carter Range

Carter Dome
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Carter Dome lookout towards Presidential Range (2014-07-05). Photo by Vic Stashewsky.
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Mount Hight
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My wife, descending from the summit of Mount Hight. VERY STEEP trail and very rocky! (2012-08-19). Photo by Robert Larkin.
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Middle Carter Mountain
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Imp Cliff off trail to summit Photo by Vic Stashewsky.
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Imp Face
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Imp Lookout conquest (2014-08-23). Photo by Vic Stashewsky.
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