New Hampshire's 4,000 Footers

. Franconia Ridge

There are many ways to tackle the Appalachian Mountain Club's list of the White Mountain Four Thousand Footers. We have created a plan to hike all 48 peaks as day hikes and thought that others might also be able to take advantage from our planning.

Both the peaks and the preferred routes to reach them are marked on our map and we find the visualization really helps with our trip planning. Often the map looks best on a desktop computer. Peaks we've completed include links to Trailspotting reviews that include trail descriptions, photography and downloadable maps. For routes that we've yet to tackle we've sought out the preferred routes and linked to AllTrails maps for your convenience.

The following list is ordered by mileage (not elevation gain or difficulty) and will be refined if we find more optimal routes. All mileages and elevation gains shown include return legs.

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Cannon Mt
• 4 mi 2260ft: AllTrails
• 4 mi 2350ft: AllTrails Alt Hi-Cannon route
• Add Lonesome Lake for an extra 1 mi 0ft
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Mt Hale
• 4 mi 2270ft: AllTrails
• 6 mi 2220ft: AllTrails Fire Warden route close to I93
Mount Tecumseh
Mt Tecumseh
• 5 mi 2150ft: Trailspotting Waterville Valley
• 5 mi 2420ft: Trailspotting Tripoli Road
Mount Jefferson
Mt Jefferson
• 5 mi 2670ft: Trailspotting
Mount Moosilauke
Mt Moosilauke
• 7 mi 2470ft: Trailspotting
Mount Waumbek
Mt Waumbek
• 7 mi 2750ft: Trailspotting
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Mt Eisenhower
• 8 mi 2920ft: AllTrails
Mount Osceola
Mts Osceola, East Peak
• 8 mi 2840ft: Trailspotting
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Mts Jackson, Pierce
• 8 mi 2920ft: AllTrails
• 9 mi 3130ft: AllTrails inc Mt Webster
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Mts North & South Kinsman
• 8 mi 3220ft: AllTrails
• 9 mi 3250ft: AllTrails Closer to I93
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Mts Field, Tom, Willey
• 8 mi 3650ft: AllTrails Point-to-point
(Return cycle downhill 2.7mi from Saco Lake)
• 11 mi 5450ft: AllTrails Out & back route
Franconia Ridge
Mts Lafayette, Lincoln
• 8 mi 3800ft: Trailspotting
Mount Hancock
Mts Hancock, South Hancock
• 9 mi 2600ft: Trailspotting
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Mt Cabot
• 9 mi 2830ft: AllTrails
• 10 mi 3170ft: AllTrails Alt looping route
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Mts North & Middle Tripyramid
• 9 mi 3420ft: AllTrails
• 11 mi 2900ft: AllTrails Alt Waterville Valley
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Mt Moriah
• 9 mi 3270ft: AllTrails
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Middle Carter Mt
• 9 mi 3480ft: AllTrails Excl South Carter Mt.
• South Carter Mt access is shortest from Carter Dome route.
• Adding South Carter here is 2.3 mi 580ft total.
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Mts Flume, Liberty
• 9 mi 3620ft: AllTrails
Mount Washington Tuckerman Ravine
Mts Monroe, Washington
• 9 mi 4200ft: AllTrails Ammonoosuc & Jewell
• 8 mi 4200ft: Trailspotting Tuckerman Ravine, excl Mt Monroe
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Mt Garfield
• 10 mi 2990ft: AllTrails
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Mt Carrigain
• 10 mi 3450ft: AllTrails
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Mts Adams, Madison
• 10 mi 5010ft: AllTrails
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Zealand
• 11 mi 2460ft: AllTrails
• Adding Mt Guyot is 2mi 730ft
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Mts Passaconaway, Whiteface
• 11 mi 4040ft: AllTrails
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Mts Carter, S Carter, Wildcat, Wildcat D
• 11 mi 4890ft: AllTrails Point-to-point
(Rtn cycle mostly downhill 4.6mi from Glen Ellis Falls)
• 11 mi 5900ft: Carter Dome O&B (excl S Carter)
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Mt Isolation
• 13 mi 3500ft: AllTrails
• 16 mi 3740ft: AllTrails Crawford Notch
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Mts Galehead, N&S Twin
• 13 mi 5100ft: AllTrails All three peaks, or ..
• 11 mi 3710ft: AllTrails N&S Twin
• 10 mi 2530ft: AllTrails Galehead
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Owl's Head
• 18 mi 3020ft: AllTrails
• 17 mi 300ft: AllTrails Alt Black Pond/Bushwack Trail
(Alt route avoids two high-water Franconia Brook crossings)
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Bondcliff, Bond, West Bond
• 21 mi 4530ft: AllTrails

 WARNING  Hiking in these locations demand serious preparation due to upredictable weather, challenging terrain, isolated routes and lack of connectivity. Temperatures can drop suddenly and storms are common. Before tackling any of these trails please inform yourselves of the dangers, precautions and how to equip yourself. Be ready to turn back at the first signs of a problem - there's always another day, so long as you stay safe.

Tangents:
• Trailspotting: All NH 4,000 Footer trail reviews
• Trail Links: AMC Site, AMC 4K List
• Categorized 4K Peaks: newenglandwaterfalls.com

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