Another New England classic. Includes the 50 peaks with the highest prominence in New England. Far different than the NH 4000 footers challenge, it includes 20 peaks in Maine, 15 in Vermont, 14 in New Hampshire, and 1 in Massachusetts. A stepping stone to the New England Hundred Highest challenge.


Highest peak

Mount Washington

6,288 ft / 1,916 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Washington

6,148 ft / 1,873 m

Most summited peak

Mount Washington

849 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Washington

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 4 peaks

Top climbing months

July   17%

August   14%

September  12%

"headed to the moose to help Roger finish his regular season 48. We had plans to hike Friday and Sunday...but neither day looked good for views and after the latest snow storm we decided to flip and do the moose Friday and finish on owls head on Sunday. I was still recovering from the stomach flu which meant eating was energy was zapped so I let Roger break most of the way to ensure I made it back down! Felt significantly better on our way down...I even had an appetite which was exciting. No views, or at least 80% cloudy views. A great climb though...and the white every way you " - Mount Moosilauke, shay-shay, Mar 9, 2018
"Went out for my winter 48 finish....3 miles in, I didnt feel so 5 miles, I knew it was the stomach flu. It became a very rough climb due to my body deciding it wanted to extricate everything inside of it. I barely had it in me to crack a smile....the way down was even more torturous as a high fever set in. And a second time on Carrigain with no view!! I have to go back for redemption. " - Mount Carrigain, shay-shay, Mar 5, 2018
"Super nice warm day, mostly in the 40s. Lots of sunshine. Tops of the northern pressie were all shrouded from Mt Hight. But by the time we got to Carter Dome, they had lifted. Beautiful blue sky and not a bit of breeze on Carter Dome. We were the only ones up there." - Carter Dome, Alohabuffy, Mar 1, 2018
"Pretty cloudy at times, 40 degs at the trailhead, about 30 at the summit with a solid 20 mph wind from the west. We were the only 2 up there. Parked at Burrows and came up Forest City to LT North. Much more fun and challenging that way, especially in winter. Only adds about a mile onto the hike." - Camel's Hump, Alohabuffy, Feb 26, 2018
"Pretty cloudy the whole time but somewhat warm with no wind. Up the auto road to the look out, then took green over to the Belknap summit. Nice views from the fire tower. We took yellow down and tried an unbroken Blue boulder trail. Note to self, expect boulders and boulder fields on a trail called Boulder Trail. Then took Piper-Round Pond trail over to Old Piper and up to Piper Mt summit. Down Piper Mt to lower carriage rd." - Belknap Mountain, Alohabuffy, Feb 10, 2018