Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
While there are multiple routes to the summit, the most popular starts at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) trailhead. This trail requires hikers to summit Mount Colvin before continuing on to Blake Peak. Dogs are strictly prohibited from AMR land.
This hike is 15.5 miles round-trip and will take approximately 10-12 hours to complete. It is not recommended for young children or inexperienced hikers.
An alternate route begins at Elk Lake. This trail is 18 miles round-trip, and the ascent is moderate-to-steep.
Blake Peak was named after Mills Blake, who was Verplanck Colvin's Chief Assistant and close friend. The two worked and lived together for 48 years until Colvin passed away in 1920.
Note: From May 1 to October 31, a free parking reservation is required for single-day and overnight access to the parking lot, trailheads, and trails located on the privately owned Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Visit the official website to book your reservation: https://www.hikeamr.org/