Mount Colvin is one of the shortest High Peaks, standing at 4,057 feet, which places it 39th out of 46.
Mount Colvin is named after Verplanck Colvin, a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer. Colvin's understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park.
Mount Colvin offers amazing views of more than 15 other Adirondack High Peaks plus the Ausable Lakes from the summit. It is often combined with Blake Peak for Aspiring 46ers. There are two trails to the summit, one easier leaving from the AMR Trailhead and one more difficult, multi-day hike from the Elk Lake Trailhead. Our experts rated summiting Mount Colvin a 4 out of 7.
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/