Kinsman Mountain

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Kinsman Mountain (South Peak)
Elevation 4,358 ft (1,328 m)
Prominence 2,240 ft (680 m)
Listing White Mountain 4000-footers
#20 New England Fifty Finest
Location
Location Grafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range Kinsman Range
Coordinates 44°7.38′N 71°44.20′W / 44.12300°N 71.73667°W / 44.12300; -71.73667Coordinates: 44°7.38′N 71°44.20′W / 44.12300°N 71.73667°W / 44.12300; -71.73667
Topo map USGS Lincoln
Kinsman Mountain (North Peak)
North Peak of Kinsman Mountain.jpg
North Peak of Kinsman, overlooking Kinsman Pond
Elevation 4,293 ft (1,309 m)
Prominence 275 ft (84 m)
Listing White Mountain 4000-footers
Location
Coordinates 44°7.99′N 71°44.21′W / 44.13317°N 71.73683°W / 44.13317; -71.73683
Topo map USGS Franconia

Kinsman Mountain is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is named after Nathan Kinsman, an early resident of Easton, New Hampshire, and is part of the Kinsman Range of the White Mountains. To the northeast, Kinsman is connected by The Cannon Balls ridge to Cannon Mountain.

The west side of Kinsman drains into Reel and Slide Brooks, thence into the Ham Branch of the Gale River, the Gale River, Ammonoosuc River, Connecticut River, and into Long Island Sound in Connecticut. The east side drains into Cascade Brook, thence into the Pemigewasset River, the Merrimack River, and into the Gulf of Maine in Massachusetts. The south face drains into Eliza Brook, thence into Harvard Brook, another tributary of the Pemigewasset.

The Appalachian Mountain Club considers both North and South Kinsman to be "four-thousand footers" because the divide between them gives the former more than 200 ft (61 m) of topographic prominence. South Kinsman is the sixth most prominent of the White Mountains, because it is the highest point between Franconia Notch and Kinsman Notch.

Hikers climbing North Kinsman Mountain, when reaching the viewless summit, should be sure to take a short bushwhack east to steep granite ledges falling off to Kinsman Pond and offering views of Cannon Mountain, South Kinsman, Franconia Ridge, and Lonesome Lake.

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