These summits include, in sequence from southwest to northeast:
In addition, two additional subsidiary peaks of Mt. Adams are commonly recognized by name:
The summits marked with an asterisk (*) are included on the peak-bagging list of 4,000-foot and higher mountains in New Hampshire; the others are excluded, in some cases because of lesser height and in others because of more technical criteria.
The Presidentials separate drainage via the Saco and Androscoggin Rivers into the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Maine, from drainage into the Israel and Ammonoosuc Rivers, thence into the Connecticut River, and thence into Long Island Sound.