Elevation

4,057 ft / 1,236 m

Prominence

750 ft / 228 m

Summits

108 summits

Top climbing months

August   16%

July   14%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Colvin from Lake Rd. Trail

Highlights

  • Mount Colvin is an ADK 46er in the Adirondack Mountains of Adirondack Park, New York.
  • Offers excellent views of many other Adirondack High Peaks including: Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial, and Blake.
  • 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.
"Dense Fog th2 whole day so no views. Beautiful climb through Gil Brook and it felt like Jurassic Park. When with Mark and Paul and also did Blake Peak. Round trip was 9 hours. " - heyjudeee, Sep 1, 2018
"We set out early (leaving home at 5h00am and arriving at 7h00am) to do both Mount Colvin and Blake Peak. Upon walking on Lake road, we realized that this would be the last time we would use this Trailhead since we have done all the peaks that start from it. The ascension of Colvin was tough. There was a lot of mud and slippery rock. There was a point were we also miss a marker (an arrow painted on a rock). We took a left instead of a right. After 5 minutes we realized that we were not on a trail. We went back and finally noticed the "Arrow" on the rock. On the summit of Colvin we met a lot" - CPaquin, Aug 23, 2018
"We set out fully prepared and aware of the weather, expecting some rain showers. We took Lake Road to Gill Brook, which was phenomenal with all the recent rain making for some beautiful scenery. Then we went on to Indian head and Fish Hawk Cliffs to Colvin. I was so happy I had my new spikes handy, and put them to good use with a bunch of snow and some ice as we were about 3/4 mile from the summit. It rained two times on us on the way up, and as we approached the top the sun broke through the clouds! The sky was blue and it was such a gift!!! It was challenging descending, but we took our time" - Flyhighrunfast, May 6, 2017
"Solo, Colvin + Blake. Started out at the St Huberts parking area around 0730 to the AMR which had a surprising amount of other hikers for a Monday. Made good time on the road and the initial hike into the woods was very deceiving as to what I would encounter further up. My pace slowed considerably on the climb itself, heavy rains the previous day left the rock faces extremely wet, and unfortunately a lot of hand-holds were simply absent, or the roots had been torn off over time, leaving me with a strenuous and difficult climb. Once I summited, I was completely socked in. I made a slow ascent a" - kellieirene, Aug 22, 2016
"My wife and I climbed this one on a beautiful warm sunny day along with Blake. Wend up via the Gill Brook trail to the split with Nippletop then up to Colvin into the col and up Blake. A 9 hour hike, great work out, views were great. Hike was real interesting and at times demanding." - hbotc, Aug 20, 2016

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