New Hampshire peaks

1,676 peaks

Highest peak

Mount Washington

6,288 ft / 1,916 m

Most summited peak

Mount Washington

883 summits

Most prominent peak

Mount Washington

6,148 ft / 1,873 m prom

New Hampshire summits

22,433 summits

First Ascent Awards

629 of 1,676 peaks 37%

Top climbing months

July 14%

August 13%

June 12%

New Hampshire mountains highlights

  • The Appalachian Trail cuts across New Hampshire over the highest of the craggy White Mountains including the highest, Mt Washington 6288 ft.
  • Due to close proximity to the Boston area, many of these peaks are extremely popular with weekend hikers.
  • Solitary Mount Monadnock 3,165 ft in southern New Hampshire is one of the most climbed peaks in the world, perhaps 2nd only to Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • The 4000 Footers Challenge is the most popular peak challenge in the state and one of the most popular in the US.
  • The White Mountains of New Hampshire stretch across the upper center of the state and contain all of the highest peaks in the state, collectively known as the "4000 footers"
"Hiked up the Beaver Brook trail (AT) in the rain. The waterfalls and cascades were awesome! Ran into a bunch of thru hikers on way up! Hit a cloudy summit and a handful of hikers hanging out. From summit we hiked down the Glencliff trail to another waiting car!" - Mount Moosilauke, blackwolf_03278, Aug 12, 2018
"Parked at Wildcat Ski Resort, caught a ride to 19 Mile Brook Trail. Hiked up 19 Mile Brook Trail to Wildcat Ridge Trail, then across A, B, C and d, then down E to Pinkham Notch Visitors' Center. Caught a ride on a motorcycle back to my car. Met tons of other hikers. Fun hike, but boy was it steep going up Wildcat A from Carter Notch and going down Wildcat E!" - Wildcat Mountain, E Peak, Hufflepuff, Aug 11, 2018
"Great trip with Mr. Duquette. The morning started off overcast and the submit was in the clouds. The weather improved during the climb up and blue sky emerged on the submit. We had great views and a great hike!" - Mount Washington, doug0379, Aug 10, 2018
"Busy trail today, on way up passed 9 hikers and on way down another 6. The humidity and hot weather broke during the night so views and relaxing on the summit were both exceptional" - Mount Cube, hiking4000, Aug 10, 2018
"We parked on Cherry Mtn rd to start hike, with a car spotted at Owls head trailhead. The first couple miles was smooth and trail was muddy and thick with grass in areas. After trail split off onto the Owls head trail was little steeper and more rocky. Once at summit and enjoyed snack, continued over to Owls head on the Martha's mile trail. Views from both peaks were nice, but it was cloudy and hazy." - Mount Martha, blackwolf_03278, Aug 5, 2018

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