New Hampshire peaks

1,676 peaks

Highest peak

Mount Washington

6,288 ft / 1,916 m

Most summited peak

Mount Washington

870 summits

Most prominent peak

Mount Washington

6,148 ft / 1,873 m prom

New Hampshire summits

22,085 summits

First Ascent Awards

628 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 along with North Tripyramid. We decided on taking the Pine Bend Brook Tr as an out-and-back. Turned out to be a great plan as Sabbaday was closed for safety/maintenance, and everyone we know who had taken the Livermore Tr/Tripyramid loop had only talked about how taxing it had been and wished us luck. We had clear skies and mid seventies. It was a little muggy and buggy, but perfect on the breezy sections of trail. We saw some very healthy lady slippers growing along the lower two miles of trail (a pleasant and easy start and end to the hike), and multiple toads and butterflies. The view" - Middle Tripyramid, gooner, Jun 22, 2018
"Hiked along with Middle Tripyramid. We decided on taking the Pine Bend Brook Tr as an out-and-back. Turned out to be a great plan as Sabbaday was closed for safety/maintenance, and everyone we know who had taken the Livermore Tr/Tripyramid loop had only talked about how taxing it had been and wished us luck. We had clear skies and mid seventies. It was a little muggy and buggy, but perfect on the breezy sections of trail. We saw some very healthy lady slippers growing along the lower two miles of trail (a pleasant and easy start and end to the hike), and multiple toads and butterflies. The vie" - North Tripyramid, gooner, Jun 22, 2018
"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
"Hit the trailhead about 8 a.m. Still some parking in the lot. Quick going up Mount Major Traill (blue) to the Brook Trail (yellow). The North Straightback link (green) was narrow and far less travelled. The climb was pretty steep and there is one place just below the summit of North Straightback that I had to use hands to climb up the rock. This slab also had a nice view so enjoy it because there is only a sign and cairn at the N. Straightback summit, no views. After a short rest, I followed the Dave Robert's Quarry Trail (white) to the South peak of Straightback, There were a couple of" - Straightback Mountain, rjnick, Jun 16, 2018
"Hit the trailhead about 8 a.m. Still some parking in the lot. Quick going up Mount Major Traill (blue) to the Brook Trail (yellow). The North Straightback link (green) was narrow and far less travelled. The climb was pretty steep and there is one place just below the summit of North Straightback that I had to use hands to climb up the rock. This slab also had a nice view so enjoy it because there is only a sign and cairn at the N. Straightback summit, no views. After a short rest, I followed the Dave Robert's Quarry Trail (white) to the South peak of Straightback, There were a couple of" - Straightback Mountain, North Peak , rjnick, Jun 16, 2018

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