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Blake Peak and Mount Colvin Trail is a 13.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Length 13.7 mi Elevation gain 4,048 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Snow No dogs
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This is an out and back trail which will get you two more ADK 46'er mountains. It is very easy to follow and marked the entire way. There are lots of great views of waterfalls, and on the summit of Colvin you will have great views. Beware that no dogs are allowed and this restriction is strictly enforced. The parking is across the highway from the Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt. and is at the southerly of the two junctions of Rt. 73 and Ausable Rd. (not "Ausable Club Rd.") On a busy weekend, you will likely have to park on the highway. From the parking area, walk 1/2-mile up the road past a golf course. Just before reaching the large clubhouse, turn left and down between two tennis courts to the gate house and trail register.

Ausable Club parking for hikers is just down the road from the golf course and there is a porta-john. It is free to park.

St. Huberts Trailhead: The parking area is just off of Rte 73 just 7.5 miles west from exit 30 off of I-87. You'll then need to walk up the golf course road to the beautiful wooden gate marking the entrance to the Lake Road which you will follow for several miles until veering off on the Gill brook trail. There are no fees to park here.

St. Huberts Trailhead: The parking area is just off of Rte 73 just 7.5 miles west from exit 30 off of I-87. You'll then need to walk up the golf course road to the beautiful wooden gate marking the entrance to the Lake Road.

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Brendan Phillips
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Jay Wells
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Olivia Burnetter
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Very muddy!

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Adam Laroche
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Thomas Bewick
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Ben Bewick
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Matt Corona
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A1 Day 1. Such a tough trip to do all 4 in one day. The elevation gain is really what kills you. Not a super technical hike but there are some pretty good scrambles. Views are awesome on all except for Blake. Definitely do Colvin and Blake first as the other two are more scenic in general. Start early bring tons of water.

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Stephanie Smalley
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Underestimated how much the rain had impacted the trail. Took way longer than expected.

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Conor Noonan
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Guillebaldo Cepeda
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Joseph Pekala
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I enjoyed it, it was muddy out there with some slippery rocks and roots.

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Drew Henry
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Great hike! First 2.5 is on the gravel road, once you are off of that the hike up Colvin is beautiful. Getting over to Blake is a little hairy with mud on the rocks, but not too bad. Always a shame that the Ausable Club doesn’t allow dogs.

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Brooke Wendling
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These were great peaks! Colvin is really pretty, and if you go inbetween the trees and a little farther down on the summit, you get a way better view! Also, I did Blake but unless you’re trying to complete the 46er challenge, I don’t recommend hiking this because it’s a lot of work and dicey spots to hike, without a view. Also, I got to the giant roaring brook parking lot a little before 8am on a Friday and got the last spot in that parking area! Also, I didn’t get back to my car until 5:30pm, so these two trails together, took me about 9 1/2 hours, however I spent about an hour and a half of that at Colvins summit!

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Victoria Ross
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Hiked Blake and Colvin on 8/30/20, and boy was it cold (48°F when we summited Blake at 11am) and windy. The hike up Colvin actually wasn't too bad! There are only some steep sections, with the rest being somewhat gradual. There are also some tricky rock scrambles that may require some time. The view on the summit is amazing... can't say the same about Blake though. The trek from Colvin to Blake wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be (in my opinion, the trek out to Couchsachraga and back is much worse). However, I would advise against doing Blake unless you need it.

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Matthew Tebo
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Alli Proszowski
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Did this loop starting with Colvin and then on to Blake and Nippletop. Wasn’t too difficult but the ascent to Nippletop was a little steep. Great views from all peaks (except Blake) and enjoyable hiking. One thing that was annoying is you can’t park at the trailhead since it’s private property, so you have to park 1.5 miles away and walk through a golf course. And no, you’re not allowed to bike that extra bit on the paved road as there are signs posted prohibiting it.

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