New England 4000 Footers

Mt. Katahdin, October 3, 2013

Mt. Katahdin, Maine: October 3, 2013

New England’s 4000-footers showcase some of the most rugged trails and most spectacular views in the Northeast! So far, I’ve climbed 14/14 Maine 4000 footers,41/48 New Hampshire 4000 footers, and 5/5 Vermont 4000 footers. As I continue hiking the peaks of the Northeast, I will post the links and pictures from my 4000 footer adventures here! If you have any questions about which mountains, trails, and hikes are my favorites, or if you have suggestions about additional information you’d like me to share, please leave a comment below!

Maine’s 4000 Footers (14/14): I completed 10/14 Maine 4000 footers during my 2013 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike. I hiked the remaining Maine 4000 footers (Hamlin Peak of Katahdin and North Brother, both in Baxter State Park, and Mount Abraham and Mount Reddington in the Carrabassett Valley) during the summers of 2015 and 2016.

  1. Katahdin, Baxter Peak – Baxter State Park, on AT (October 4, 2013: AT Day 149)
  2. Katahdin, Hamlin Peak – Baxter State Park (August 16, 2015).
  3. Sugarloaf – Carrabassett Valley, 0.6 miles from AT (Completed: September 22, 2013: AT Day 137)
  4. Crocker Mountain – Carrabassett Valley, on AT (Completed: September 23, 2013: AT Day 138)
  5. Old Speck – Mahoosuc Range, 0.3 miles from AT (Completed: September 17, 2013: AT Day 132)
  6. North Brother – Baxter State Park (August 15, 2015)
  7. Bigelow, West Peak – Bigelow Range, on AT (Completed: September 24, 2013: AT Day 139)
  8. Saddleback – Rangeley Range, on AT (Completed: September 20, 2013: AT Day 135)
  9. Bigelow, Avery Peak – Bigelow Range, on AT (Completed: September 24, 2013: AT Day 139)
  10. Mount Abraham – Carrabassett Valley (1.7 miles off of the AT; completed July 2 and July 3, 2016)
  11. South Crocker Mountain – Carrabassett Valley, on AT (Completed: September 23, 2013: AT Day 138 revisited July 3, 2016)
  12. Saddleback Horn – Rangeley Range, on AT (Competed: September 20, 2013: AT Day 135)
  13. Mount Reddington – Carrabassett Valley (Completed July 3, 2016)
  14. Spaulding – Carrabassett Valley, 150ft from AT (Completed: September 22, 2013: AT Day 137)
Mount Washington, NH: February 2015

Mount Washington, NH: February 2015

New Hampshire (46/48): I hiked 21/48 New Hampshire 4000 footer during my AT 2013 thru-hike (some of them required short side-trips). 26/48 I completed with friends and family during day-hikes and shorter backpacking trips, but need to verify the dates of some of those hikes (luckily mom has kept track, so I’ll have to check in with her). I guess that leaves 3 NH 4000 footers for me to explore for the first time!!

  1. Washington, on AT (Completed: September 10, 2013: AT Day 125)
  2. Adams, 0.3 miles from AT (1991, date=?)
  3. Jefferson, 0.3 miles from AT (July 1991)
  4. Monroe, 0.3 miles from AT (Completed: September 9, 2013, AT Day 124)
    • Gorgeous 360 degree views!
  5. Madison, on AT (Completed: September 11, 2013, AT Day 126)
    • Gorgeous 360 degree views!
  6. Lafayette, on AT (Completed: September 7, 2013, AT Day 122)
  7. Lincoln, on AT (Completed: September 7, 2013, AT Day 122)
  8. South Twin, on AT (Completed: September 8, 2013, AT Day 123)
  9. Carter Dome, on AT (Completed: September 14, 2013, AT Day 129)
  10. Moosilauke, on AT (Completed: September 5, 2013, AT Day 120)
    • Sunrise/Sunset: July 2015: Trip Report
  11. Eisenhower, 0.3 miles from AT (Completed: September 9, 2013, AT Day 124)
    • Gorgeous 360 degree views of Presidential Range
  12. North Twin, 1.3 miles from the AT (date? with Josh)
  13. Carrigain (date?: with Josh)
  14. Bond (date?: with family)
  15. Middle Carter, on AT (Completed: September 14, 2013, AT Day 129)
  16. West Bond (date?: with family)
  17. Garfield, on AT (Completed: September 7, 2013, AT Day 122)
  18. Liberty (date?: with Josh)
  19. South Carter, on AT (Completed: September 14, 2013, AT Day 129)
  20. Wildcat, A Peak, on AT (Completed: September 13, 2013, AT Day 128)
  21. Hancock (date?: with Josh)
  22. South Kinsman, on AT (Completed: September 6, 2013, AT Day 121)
  23. Field (Completed: August 6, 2016)
  24. Osceola (Completed: August 20, 2016 with Asa) 
  25. Flume (date? with Josh)
  26. South Hancock (date? with Josh)
  27. Pierce, < 0.1 from the AT,  (Completed: September 9, 2013, AT Day 124 )
  28. North Kinsman, on AT (Completed: September 6, 2013, AT Day 121)
  29. Willey (Completed: August 6, 2016)
  30. Bondcliff (Completed: May 1999)
  31. Zealand (Completed: August, 1990)
  32. North Tripyramid (Completed: November 5, 2016)
  33. Cabot (there’s a cabin on top)
  34. East Osceola (Completed: August 20, 2016 with Asa)
  35. Middle Tripyramid (Completed: November 5, 2016)
  36. Cannon (Completed: August 1990)
  37. Hale (Completed: August 7, 2016)
  38. Jackson, on AT (Completed: September 9, 2013, AT Day 124)
  39. Tom (Completed: August 6, 2016)
  40. Wildcat, D Peak, on AT (Completed: September 13, 2013, AT Day 128)
  41. Moriah (Completed: September 2013, AT Day ?)
  42. Passaconaway (Completed: November 6, 2016)
  43. Owl’s Head (Completed May 25, 2012: with mom)
    • No views, isolated wooded summit
  44. Galehead (Completed May 24, 2002: with mom)
  45. Whiteface (November 6, 2016)
  46. Waumbek
  47. Isolation (date?: with Josh)
  48. Tecumseh (August 21, 2016 with mom)
Sunset at Lakes of the clouds, NH

Sunset at Lakes of the clouds, NH

Vermont (5/5): I hiked 1/5 Vermont 4000 footers during my 2013 AT thru-hike, however, I hiked all 5/5 during my 1998 end-to-end hike of the Long Trail.

  1. Mount Mansfield, on Long Trail (Completed: August 1998)
  2. Killington Peak, on AT, on Long trail (Completed: August 1998, and August 2013)
  3. Camel’s Hump, on Long Trail (Completed: August 1998)
  4. Mount Ellen, on Long Trail (Completed: August 1998)
  5. Mount Abraham, on Long Trail (Completed: August 1998)
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One thought on “New England 4000 Footers

  1. I am a New England Native who has fallen in love with hiking after moving out to Utah. Hiking in Connecticut for me was always a leisurely stroll through a state park. Living in Utah gave me a whole new definition of a hike. Never would I imagine I would set out on a 15 mile “day hike” for fun. When I move back to New England, I have a whole lot of amazing trails and peaks to explore thanks to your posts. Love the blog and thanks for the encouragement,

    Katie @ Katie Wanders

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