Mount Colvin

Mount Colvin is an ADK 46er in the Adirondack Mountains of Adirondack Park, New York. Mount Colvin offers excellent views of a number of other Adirondack High Peaks, most notably the peaks that comprise the Great Range. High Peaks that are readily visible from Colvin include Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial, and Blake. The mountain is named after Verplanck Colvin, an explorer of the Adirondacks and the director of the survey which mapped the region. After naming many other peaks and geographic features, he chose this less-prominent mountain to name after himself.

Mount Colvin SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by spencernowak

40 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 23, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Gill Brook to Mt. Colvin from Lake Road, Colvin Trail to Lake Rd. and Colvin from Lake Rd. Trail.

Others who’ve summited Mount Colvin

  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • Holmes
  • scatterbone
  • tlipovski
  • william.adamczak
  • loonee1
  • tracy
  • jessicatabs
  • leigh-annewebster

Routes Used trails & approaches

24% Gill Brook to Mt. Colvin from Lake Road

22% Colvin Trail to Lake Rd.

20% Colvin from Lake Rd. Trail

14% To Blake

6% from Elk Lake over Pinnacle and Blake

4% From Blake

4% Elk Pass to Colvin

2% Back to Elk Lake

2% same

2% covin to nippletop


SNAPSHOTedit info


4,057 ft / 1,237 m


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Height Rank Range

Adirondack Mountains


New York, United States

Summited by

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  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • Holmes
  • Christopher
  • PJSelmer
  • Oddvar
  • MooseHiker
  • scatterbone
  • Telemarkmike
  • tlipovski

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