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 in a few cases. 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. 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.

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
19Madonna3640Morristownyes2016-08-27
20Grant3623Lincoln
21Snow3556Somerset
22Hunger3539Worcesteryes2016-06-08
23Roosevelt3528Ripton
24Farr3522Chittendenno
25Bloodroot3485Chittendenno
26Battell3482Ripton
27Cleveland3482Lincoln
28Ira Allen3460Duxbury
29North Jay Peak3438Jay
30Peru Peak3429Peru
31Ricker3401Bolton
32Styles Peak3394Peru
33Morse3380Morristownyesnotes
34Gillespie Peak3366Rochester
35Carmel3365Chittendenno
36Mother Myrick3361Manchester
37Belvidere3360Lowellyes2016-05-30
38Signal3348Grotonnonotes
39Ludlow3343Ludlow
40Round3342Chittendenno
41Gore3330Averys Gore
42Dewey3324Stowe
43Boyce3323Hancock
44Cape Lookoff3320Rochesteryes2017-10-27
45Bald3315Westmore
46Bear3301Sandgate
47Goshen3292Goshenno
48Blue Ridge3278Mendonyes2020-10-18
49Burke3267Burke
50Bromley3260Peruyes2020-09-26
51Worth3234Hancockyes2020-09-20
52Aeolus3230Dorset
53Monastery3224Hancock
54Haystack3223Montgomery
55Horrid3216Rochesteryes
56Adams3214Granville
57Philadelphia Peak3203Hancock
58Butterfield3166Orangenonotes
59Ascutney3150Windsoryes????-??-??
60*unnamed*3150Pittsfieldno
61Romance3145Rochester
62Kirby Peak3140Hancock
63Monadnock3140Lemingtonyes
64Seneca3120Ferdinand
65Grass3109Arlington
66Knox3062Orangenonotes
67Tabor3043Peru
68Spruce3037Plainfieldyes2020-10-04
69Spruce Peak3033Arlington
70Umpire3020Victory
71Bear2996Rochesterno
72Knox, NE Peak2980Orange
73Molly Stark2967Buels Gore
74Pete Parent Peak2960Mount Tabor
75Rochester2953Rochesteryes2017-10-10
76Buchanan2940Westfield
77Gilpin2940Westfield
78Middle2940Averys Gore
79Goodwin2935Westmore
80Domey's Dome2920Westfield
81The Darning Needle2883Pittsfieldno
82Netop2875Dorset
83Red2846Arlington
84Baker Peak2840Mount Tabor
85Buckball Peak2840Mount Tabor
86Wilcox Peak2838Pittsfieldno
87Knox, NW Peak2837Orange
88Black2800Averill
89Wheelock2783Wheelock
90Dorset Hill2782Dorset
91Pisgah2751Westmore
92Laraway2797Belvidere
93Bluff2789Island Pond
94Wilder2784Wallingford
95Willard2782Mount Tabor
96Stone2753Guildhall
97Sable2725Averill
98Brousseau2714Norton
99Haystack2712Westmore
100West2710Ferdinand
101Tabletop2702Groton
102Bull2700Ferdinand
103Green2700Averill
104Miles2690Concord
105Stowe Pinnacle2651Stoweyes2015-11-21
106Hor2648Sutton
107Burnt2626Montgomery
108Moosalamoo2620Salisburyyes2017-10-18
109Butternut2620Johnson
110Elmore2608Elmoreyes2015-11-14

© Copyright 2020 by Peter C. Chapin.
Last Revised: October 10, 2020