The 52 with a view (52 WAV) mountains of New Hampshire consists of peaks between 2,500 feet and 4,000 feet with beautiful views. Created by a group known as the Over The Hill Hikers in 1978, this list was meant to attract hikers away from the NH 48 4,000 footers, and towards some of the lesser traveled, but just still quite beautiful peaks. If you are looking for a new list to complete, or you are just getting into hiking, this list of mountains is an extremely rewarding one.

52 With a View List

Here is a Downloadable 52 WAV list

MountainHeight (feet)Distance (Round Trip)
Sandwich Mountain39608.6 Miles
Mount Webster39105.0 Miles
Mount Starr King39077.2 Miles
The Horn390511.0 Miles
Shelburne Moriah Mountain373511.2 Miles
Sugarloaf Mountain37004.2 Miles
North Baldface36009.8 Miles
Mount Success35656.0 Miles
South Baldface35609.8 Miles
Mount Chocorua34807.6 Miles
Stairs Mountain34689.2 Miles
Jennings Peak34408.4 Miles
Mount Avalon34403.8 Miles
Percy Peaks, North Peak34204.4 Miles
Mount Resolution34158.4 Miles
Magalloway Mountain33831.8 Miles
Mount Tremont33715.6 MIles
Three Sisters33549.5 Miles
Kearsarge North (Chatham, NH)32686.2 Miles
Mount Martha (Cherry Mtn / Owl’s Head)32483.8 MIles
Smarts Mountain32387.8 Miles
West Royce Mountain32006.2 MIles
Mount Paugus31988.2 MIles
North Moat Mountain319610.2 Miles
Imp Face31654.4 Miles
Mount Monadnock31654.2 Miles
Mount Cardigan31553.0 Miles
Mount Crawford31195.0 Miles
North Doublehead30534.0 Miles
Mount Parker30047.8 Miles
Mount Shaw29907.4 Miles
Eastman Mountain29399.3 Miles
Kearsarge Mountain (Warner, NH)29372.8 Miles
Mount Hibbard29205.4 Miles
Mount Cube29096.8 Miles
Stinson Mountain29003.6 Miles
Mount Willard28653.2 Miles
Black Mountain, Benton, NH28303.6 Miles
Eagle Crag / Mount Meader278210.0 Miles
South Moat Mountain27607.8 Miles
Black Mountain, Middle Peak27573.2 Miles
Dickey Mountain / Welch Mountain2734 / 26054.4 Miles
Iron Mountain27263.2 Miles
Potash Mountain26803.8 Miles
Blueberry Mountain26623.6 Miles
Mount Israel26304.0 Miles
Square Ledge26008.5 Miles
Mount Roberts25825.0 Miles
Mount Pemigewasset25573.6 Miles
Mount Hayes25555.0 Miles
Middle Sugarloaf25393.4 Miles
Hedgehog Mountain25324.8 Miles

Things Needed to Complete the 52 WAV


Food & Water

Knowing the Difficulty

  • Know the elevation gain of your hike
  • Know the distance of your hike
  • Know a 3 mile walk in the park is nothing compared to a grueling 1 mile climb with a rock scramble.


  • Winter may require microspikes
  • Winter may require snowshoes
  • Hiking boots are the most protective and waterproof, trail runners are the next best option
  • Multiple layers of clothing

A Good Mindset

  • Be sure to enjoy your time outside
  • Help others along the way
  • Be responsible to the environment (leave no trace)
  • Pick up any trash you see

52 WAV Location Map

How Well Do You Know The White Mountains?

Can you tell what mountain each image was taken from?

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