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

870 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Washington

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 4 peaks

Top climbing months

July   16%

August   14%

September  12%

"We camped out at Lafayette place and received 3" of rain that night. The next morning we went up Old Bridal path to the summit of Lafayette and continued on the Franconia ridge to Lincoln and Little Haystack then down Falling Waters trail to get back to the campground. The trails were wet and the water crossings tricky due to the rains the night before. The summits were in the clouds while we made our way up to Lafayette but cleared by the time we reached the summits." - Mount Lafayette, k2rider123, Jun 19, 2018
"Nice beautiful day in NH. Hiked up from Triploi rd. Trail was nice and lots of trail work had been done to clear blow downs. We enjoyed a nice view at summit and took our time headed back!" - Mount Osceola, blackwolf_03278, Jun 3, 2018
"Fierce winds, but they made for a cool and bugless climb. An involved hike, but the beautiful views and terrain are worth every minute. Ascended via Falling Waters and Franconia Ridge, passing over Little Haystack and Lincoln along the way. Descended via Greenleaf and Old Bridal. 7h 20m including all three peaks and regular breaks." - Mount Lafayette, gooner, May 27, 2018
"Beautiful day, bright blue skies. Thought we were going to summit Lafayette. But ran out of steam at the hut after ascending the Greenleaf trail. It was not broken out and there was close to a foot of new powder. Oh well." - Mount Lafayette, Alohabuffy, Apr 22, 2018
"Franconia ridge traverse....amazing day with clear skies...relatively warm! We realized during our hike to the last mountains that our car spot key was forgotten in the first we had to backtrack to liberty again and head down liberty springs and road walk on the bike path for a few miles to get to our car...still an amazing day! Just a little longer than intended!" - Mount Lafayette, shay-shay, Mar 25, 2018