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Mount Marshall

Newcomb, NY 12852
several mountain summits in the distance as seen from another mountain


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 is from Upper Works Trail, which parallels the Calamity Trail. It will be a little over 4 miles before you reach the junction near the cairn to head to Marshall. The path from the cairn is a herd path without trail markers.

The hike up Mount Marshall is about 14 miles and will take 7 to 11 hours to hike. Our experts rank it a 6 on the difficulty scale.

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