Most common peak names in USA

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Most common peak names in USA

Postby JoeGrim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:13 pm

The top 10 most common peak names in the USA are
1) Round Mountain - 298 peaks
2) Bald Mountain - 292 peaks
3) Black Mountain - 256 peaks
4) Red Hill - 167 peaks
5) Little Mountain - 165 peaks
6) Table Mountain - 151 peaks
6) Green Mountain - 151 peaks
8 ) Red Mountain - 150 peaks
9) Sugarloaf Mountain - 149 peaks
9) Pine Mountain - 149 peaks
This list doesn't count similarly-named peaks (e.g., "Red Mountain", "Red Hill", and "Red Ridge" are all counted separately.) The list is composed only of official USGS mountain names.
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Re: Most common peak names in USA

Postby mikeofferman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:59 pm

What, no Sheep Mountain??
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Re: Most common peak names in USA

Postby JoeGrim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:12 pm

Sheep Mountain is #16, though would almost certainly be top 10 for Colorado-only peaks. Here are the rest of the top 30:
11) Bald Hill - 144
12) Pine Hill - 141
13) Bear Mountain - 139
14) Bald Knob - 139
15) Castle Rock - 127
16) Sheep Mountain - 123
16) Round Top - 123
18) Buck Mountain - 117
19) Oak Hill - 116
20) Sugarloaf - 112
21) Black Butte - 110
22) Lookout Mountain - 107
22) Long Ridge - 107
24) Pine Ridge - 106
25) Chestnut Ridge - 105
26) Iron Mountain - 104
27) Chimney Rock -102
28) Prospect Hill - 100
29) Middle Mountain - 98
30) Pilot Mountain - 97
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Re: Most common peak names in USA

Postby CandaceS » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:29 am

This is interesting, thanks!

I know "Black Mountain" seemed common on my peaks list (note my list on LOJ is not complete). But I'm nowhere near 256. :shock:

A new list to complete: "Every US peak named xxx"! :-D
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