Elevation

3,820 ft / 1,164 m

Prominence

262 ft / 79 m

Summits

61 summits

Top climbing months

September  19%

August   17%

July   14%

Highlights

  • Couchsachraga Peak is an ADK 46er peak in Adirondack Park.
  • "Couchsachraga" is based on an Algonquin or Huron name for the area, meaning "dismal wilderness".
  • The mountain is part of the Santanoni Mountains of the Adirondacks.
  • Couchsachraga Peak is flanked to the east by Panther Peak.
  • There is no marked trail to the forested, viewless summit.
  • The peak was originally thought to be 4,000 feet and was included in the ADK's 46 High Peaks. When a newer survey found it and three other peaks to be lower, the ADK list was not changed.
  • Couchsachraga was often climbed from the Cold River area during the early days of the Forty Sixers. Now it is almost always climbed from herdpaths originating half a mile south of Panther's summit.
"I don't understand why this little guy gets such a bad reputation. Sure its 180' short of 4k and out there, but it was a nice unique experience with a great outlook to the south and back at the Santanoni ridge. Will hike again." - Right-On, Sep 1, 2017
"A wet Saturday, a great Marine Corp day to march through the slop of the Santanoni Range. We took off around 6:30am headed out to Bradley Pond and up the herd path to Herald Square and out to Panther 1st. No views, rain and mud was the theme of the hole trip. After descending Panther we hit Time Square had a snack and went on to Couch. By the time we hit the Couch summit there was hints of sun and views above the clouds. Left Couch, went back up to Time Square and out to Santanoni! Finally some sun and the skies were clear for pictures. Views North, South and East were great, unfortunately low" - hbotc, Aug 19, 2017
"Solo-ish. Santanoni (33), Couchsachraga (34), Panther (35), clockwise. Started out my day with an interesting encounter in the dark as I pulled into the parking area around 0500 & roused Arran Duncan, who was sleeping in his van. I later spent about half of the hike out in his company, though we started out separately. After hitting the Y junction and going left to drop down into Times Square, I did encounter some more mud than I had on my way up to Santanoni on the Express Trail, but with weather having been dryer than usual, it wasn't too terrible. The drop down on this trail was fairly ste" - kellieirene, Oct 7, 2016
"The second peak of the day. Met up with a couple of women and we went down together. Lots of ice pockets scattered around and traction needed for those. The mud pit was nasty. We managed to log hop across but my poles suck in a foot. Just below the summit is a 15 foot rock wall climb. Not that difficult. Views were so-so. " - newenglandwarrior, Apr 29, 2016
"Started out the day at Tahawus and we were on trail by 6:45. Headed in the well worn road to the Bradley Pond junction (~1.8 miles in). Followed Bradley Pond trail through to the Herald Sq herdpath and then to Panther, onto Couchsachraga and Santanoni. All trails through this point were in excellent shape - the trail to Couch is a bit tight and is a bit of a trek on the way back - it took us 1 hr 5m from TS on the way out and 1h15m on the way back to TS. Santa is a steep climb in parts and a tight trail in parts as well that opens to a nice open summit. We took the Santa Express down which" - deb-and-rob, Mar 8, 2014

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