The VT100 List

This is an unofficial list compiled by me that catalogs the 100 highest mountains in Vermont. This list is intended to be similar to the the lists created by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The mountains on this list all have summits that are in Vermont and that nominally have a topographic prominence of at least 200 feet. However, I have made some exceptions to the 200 foot rule. Some mountains that don't meet that criteria are included if they are well known, named peaks with trails. Some mountains that do meet that criteria are omitted if they are obscure, nameless and without trails. The ultimate purpose of this list is to motivate hiking adventures in Vermont, not to slavishly adhere to some arbitrary rule. I used my own judgement when making exceptions.

The List

The mountains are sorted in descending order of elevation. All elevations shown are in feet above sea level. The elevations shown are the best values known to me. Different sources sometimes give conflicting elevations. If you know of a definitive elevation that is different than I what I have here, let me know.

Mountains that I have climbed are shown with the date it was last climbed by me. A date of "????-??-??" means that I've climbed the mountain, but I don't have a record (or clear memory) of exactly when. Some mountains I've climbed many times, but I only record the date of my most recent climb here. A date of "notes" means I have not yet climbed the mountain, but I have accumulated some notes about it that may be relevant to a future climb.

A mountain is considered to be located in the town that contains its summit. If a summit is on the border between two towns, an arbitrary choice is made regarding the town association (e. g., based on the location of the most popular or most easily accessible trailhead). Some mountains are also shown with links to my personal comments about that mountain.

Mountains with known trails to the summit are shown with "yes" in the "Trails?" column. A "no" in that column means there are no known (to me) trails to that summit, and I have checked. A "herd path" in that column means there is at least one unofficial trail to the summit, but it is not maintained. If the "Trails?" column is blank that means the mountain's trail status is not known to me at this time or has not yet been filled in.

Be aware: Many mountains in Vermont, specially mountains without trails, are on private property. Before attempting to ascend such a mountain, be sure you have appropriate access. Always respect private property rights!

This list is a work in progress. As far as I know, there is no other published list like this for Vermont. I find new mountains to add by studying maps or by word of mouth. Consequently this list is subject to significant revision. This is why the list extends beyond 100 mountains. As the list evolves some mountains may be removed, causing mountains that are currently off the end to come back into the range of the 100 highest. To avoid having to constantly add and remove mountains at the end, I just let a few remain past the official limit as a future convenience.

I have a similar page for the New England Hundred Highest that I have climbed, but it is out of date.

RankNameElev (ft)TownTrail?Most Recent Climb
1Mansfield4393Underhillyes1996-08-10
2Killington4235Mendonyes1996-06-??
3Camel's Hump4083Huntingtonyes1997-09-28
4Ellen4083Warrenyes1995-08-27
5Abraham4006Lincolnyes2016-06-30
6Pico Peak3957Sherburneyes2010-??-??
7Stratton3940Strattonyes????-??-??
8Jay Peak3858Westfieldyes
9Equinox3850Manchesteryes
10Mendon Peak3850Mendonno
11Bread Loaf3835Riptonyes2016-07-16
12Big Jay3786Montgomeryherd path
13Dorset Peak3770Danbyyes
14Glastenbury3748Glastenbury
15Wilson3745Riptonyes
16Sterling3715Morristownyes2020-10-11
17Shrewsbury Peak3700Shrewsburyyes????-??-??
18Bolton3685Bolton
19Ethan Allen3675Duxburyyes
20Stark3662Faystonyes2021-06-01
21Madonna3640Morristownyes2016-08-27
22Grant3623Lincoln
23Snow3556Somerset
24Hunger3539Worcesteryes2016-06-08
25Roosevelt3528Ripton
26Farr3522Chittendenno
27Bloodroot3485Chittendenno
28Battell3482Ripton
29Cleveland3482Lincoln
30North Jay Peak3438Jay
31Peru Peak3429Peru
32Ricker3401Bolton
33Styles Peak3394Peru
34Morse3380Morristownyesnotes
35Gillespie Peak3366Rochester
36Carmel3365Chittendenno
37Mother Myrick3361Manchester
38Belvidere3360Lowellyes2016-05-30
39Signal3348Grotonnonotes
40Ludlow3343Ludlow
41Round3342Chittendenno
42Gore3330Averys Gore
43Dewey3324Stowe
44Boyce3323Hancock
45Cape Lookoff3320Rochesteryes2017-10-27
46Bald3315Westmore
47Bear3301Sandgate
48Goshen3292Goshenno
49Blue Ridge3278Mendonyes2020-10-18
50Burke3267Burke
51Bromley3260Peruyes2020-09-26
52Worth3234Hancockyes2020-09-20
53Aeolus3230Dorset
54Monastery3224Hancock
55Haystack3223Lowellyes
56Horrid3216Rochesteryes
57Adams3214Granville
58Philadelphia Peak3203Hancock
59Butterfield3166Orangenonotes
60Burnt Rock3160Faystonyes2021-06-17
61Ascutney3150Windsoryes????-??-??
62*unnamed*3150Pittsfieldno
63Romance3145Rochester
64Kirby Peak3140Hancock
65Monadnock3140Lemingtonyes
66Seneca3120Ferdinand
67Grass3109Arlington
68Knox3062Orangenonotes
69Tabor3043Peru
70Spruce3037Plainfieldyes2020-10-04
71Spruce Peak3033Arlington
72Umpire3020Victory
73Bear2996Rochesterno
74Knox, NE Peak2980Orange
75Molly Stark2967Buels Gore
76Pete Parent Peak2960Mount Tabor
77Rochester2953Rochesteryes2021-09-19
78Buchanan2940Westfield
79Gilpin2940Westfield
80Middle2940Averys Gore
81Goodwin2935Westmore
82Domey's Dome2920Westfield
83The Darning Needle2883Pittsfieldno
84Netop2875Dorset
85Red2846Arlington
86Baker Peak2840Mount Tabor
87Buckball Peak2840Mount Tabor
88Wilcox Peak2838Pittsfieldno
89Knox, NW Peak2837Orange
90Black2800Averill
91Wheelock2783Wheelock
92Dorset Hill2782Dorset
93Laraway2790Belvidereyes2021-07-04
94Bluff2789Island Pond
95Wilder2784Wallingford
96Willard2782Mount Tabor
97Stone2753Guildhall
98Pisgah2751Westmore
99Sable2725Averill
100Brousseau2714Norton
101Haystack2712Westmore
102West2710Ferdinand
103Tabletop2702Groton
104Bull2700Ferdinand
105Green2700Averill
106Miles2690Concord
107Stowe Pinnacle2651Stoweyes2015-11-21
108Hor2648Sutton
109Burnt2626Montgomery
110Moosalamoo2620Salisburyyes2017-10-18
111Butternut2620Johnson
112Elmore2608Elmoreyes2015-11-14

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Last Revised: September 25, 2021