New Hampshire 52 With A View


The New Hampshire 52 with a view hiking list includes fifty-two mountains under 4,000 feet that have awesome views. Some mountains on this list have better views than some 4,000 footers. A hiker can apply for a patch through the Over the Hill Hikers group (unofficial group) after completing the list. Below are the 52 mountains listed on the New Hampshire 52 with a View list that a hiker must hike in order to receive a patch. Photo editors and publishers, if you are looking for imagery of a particular mountain on this hiking list, send us an email.

 

New Hampshire 52 With A View

#MountainElevation (feet)RangeCountyInteresting Facts
1Sandwich Mountain3980Sandwich RangeGrafton CountyHighest point in the town of Sandwich
2Mount Webster3910Presidential RangeCarroll CountyNamed after Daniel Webster (1782–1852), a New Hampshire lawyer, statesman and orator
3Mount Starr King3907Pliny RangeCoos CountyNamed after Thomas Starr King (1824–1864)
4The Horn3905Pilot RangeCoos CountyGreat view of The Horn from Unknown Pond
5Shelburne Moriah Mountain3735Carter-Moriah RangeCoos CountyGreat views
6Sugarloaf3710Nash Stream ForestCoos County
7North Baldface3610Baldface RangeCoos CountyPossibly named after the Baldface Ranges treeless ridge
8Cherry Mountain - Mt. Martha3573Cherry Mountain RangeCoos CountyCherry Mountain was once referred to as Pondicherry Mountain
9South Baldface3570Baldface RangeCoos CountyPossibly named after the Baldface Ranges treeless ridge
10Mount Success3565Mahoosuc RangeCoos CountySite of an airplane crash on November 1954
11Mount Chocorua
3500Sandwich RangeCarroll CountyNamed after Chocorua, a 1700s Sokosis chief
12Stairs Mountain3463Presidential RangeCoos CountyTwo ledges look like giant steps
13Jennings Peak3460Sandwich RangeGrafton CountyNamed after “Captivity” Jennings, a baby girl who was kidnapped and taken to Canada by Indians
14Mount Avalon3442Willey RangeGrafton CountySpur of Mount Field
15Percy Peaks - North Peak3430Nash Stream ForestCoos County
16Mount Resolution3415Presidential RangeCoos CountyIt took Nathaniel Davis two tries to complete the third bridle path to the summit of Mt Washington. Mt Resolution is where he started the second time
17Magalloway Mountain3383Boundary RangeCoos CountyGreat views from observation tower
18Mount Tremont3371Moat - Bear Notch RangeCarroll County
19Kearsarge North3268Kearsarge RangeCarroll CountyCool fire tower on summit
20Middle Sister

3340Sandwich RangeCarroll CountyGroundhouse (fire tower) on Middle Sister Mountain that perated from 1927-1948
21Smarts Mountain3238Grafton CountyA Learjet plane crash on the mountain in 1996
22West Royce Mountain3210Baldface RangeCoos County
23Mount Paugus3198Sandwich RangeCarroll CountyNamed after Paugus, a 1700s Pequawket chief (Battle of Lovewell’s Pond)
24North Moat Mountain3196Moat RangeCarroll County
25Imp Face3165Carter RangeCoos CountySuppose to resemble a distorted human profile
26Mount Cardigan3155Cardigan RangeGrafton CountyFire burned over summit in 1855 and is reason for bald summit
27Grand Monadnock3150Monadnock RangeCheshire CountyEarliest recorded ascent was by Captain Samuel Willard in 1725
28Mount Crawford3119Presidential RangeCoos CountyNamed after Abel Crawford and his son Ethan Allen, early settlers
29North Doublehead3053Carter RangeCarroll CountyCalled Doublehead because the mountain has two summits
30Eagle Crag3030Baldface RangeCoos County
31Mount Parker3004Presidential RangeCarroll County
32Mount Shaw2990Ossipee MountainsCarroll County
33Mount Hibbard2940Sandwich RangeGrafton CountyNamed after E.A. Hibbard, a Judge from Laconia
34Eastman Mountain2939Baldface RangeCarroll County
35Mount Kearsarge2930Merrimack CountyThe bare summit is the result of a 1796 fire
36Mount Cube2909Grafton County
37Stinson Mountain2900Stinson-Carr-Kineo RangeGrafton County
38Mount Willard2865Willey RangeCarroll CountyNamed after Joseph Willard
39Black Mountain2830Moosilauke RangeGrafton County
40South Moat Mountain2760Moat RangeCarroll County
41Black Mountain - Middle Peak2757Carter RangeCarroll County
42Dickey - Welch Mountain2734Sandwich RangeGrafton County
43Iron Mountain2726Presidential RangeCarroll CountyIron mining took place on this mountain and there are old mine shafts
44Potash Mountain2680Sandwich RangeGrafton County
45Blueberry Mountain2662Moosilauke RangeGrafton County
46Mount Israel2620Sandwich RangeCarroll County
47Square Ledge2600Sandwich RangeCarroll County
48Mount Roberts2582Ossipee MountainsCarroll County
49Mount Pemigewasset2557Kinsman RangeGrafton CountyIndian head profile, best seen from the road
50Mount Hayes2555Mahoosuc RangeCoos CountyNamed after Margaret Hayes. She ran the White Mountain Station House in the 1800s
51Middle Sugarloaf2539Twin RangeGrafton County
52Hedgehog Mountain2532Sandwich RangeCarroll County

 

The landscape of New Hampshire is incredible, and hiking lists only scratch the surface. So after finishing the New Hampshire 52 With A View, continue to explore the White Mountains. But instead of attempting another list open up a map and pick random locations to visit. This approach will help disperse hikers across the White Mountains, and in the long run, it will lessen the impact that is being done to some areas of the White Mountains.

 

Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography, and we use this list as a reference. It may not be up to date.

• Photographers, all these mountains have photo opportunities so you can hike the NH 52 With-A-View and create imagery during your adventure.

• As you explore the White Mountains, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands without a permit is a violation of federal law.

• Hikers of all levels should review the HikeSafe website for valuable information.

• We are human and this information is subject to errors and omissions.