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Mount Marshall

Newcomb, NY 12852


Ranked at 25 of the 46 High Peaks, Mount Marshall stands at 4,360 feet. Its tree covered summit lends it to be a less frequented peak.

Verplanck Colvin first named this peak in honor of Governer DeeWitt Clinton, builder of the Erie Canal.  Now, the mountain is named after Robert Marshall.  He was an American Forester, writer, wilderness activist and one of the first Adirondack forty-sixers. After Robert marshall's death in 1939, the Adirondack forty-sixers successfully petitioned the New York State Board of Geographic Names to change the name to Mount Marshall.

The most popular route for this hike leaves the Cold Brook Pass Trail at the west end of the flat area at the height of land between Mount Marshall and Iroquois Peak.  The junction is marked with a cairn.  Very rough for its entire length, the path climbs approximately 0.3 miles over one intermediate peak, drops down across the head of Herbert Brook and then goes on to the summit at 0.7 miles.

The hike up Mount Marshall is about 14 miles and will take 11 hours to hike. Our experts rank it a 6 on the difficulty scale.

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On July 7, I hiked up to Mount Marhall via the Herbert Brook Trail. Left the Upper Works parking lot at 0630 and returned at about 1830 hrs. It was in the mid 70s so hiking was refreshing. Did I say I was a slow hiker! The trail is still drying out from all the rain we have had over the last month. While it is still muddy in spots, you could see it had been a lot worse. Amen to the previous email on the work the 46rs have done placing cairns and blocking off wayward paths. This would have been a difficult hike without them. Very nice view of Iroquois near the top. This one was my 26th high peak and while it wasn't my favorite, they are all great hikes and all give you some personal test.

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