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Blake Peak

Blake Peak

Blake is climbed from the Lower Ausable Lake after summiting Colvin. Climbed in conjunction with Colvin, despite being below 4,000 ft, Blake is still a solid hike, since there is such a long hike leading up to the climb up Colvin and Blake. However, the hike is worth the distance, despite the summit being wooded there are great views of the lakes below and mountains nearby during the hike to the top. 

Trail Stats:

Distance ~15.5 miles (includes the hike up Colvin first)
Elevation 3,960 feet
Ascent 2,800 feet

Begin this hike by climbing Colvin [LINK]. After you’ve taken in the gorgeous views from Colvin’s summit, continue along the trail and follow it down until a small col between Colvin and Blake. Here there will be an intersection with the steeper trail up to Colvin and Blake from Upper Ausable Lake. At the intersection continue on straight and left to Blake. The trail hikes quite steeply to a ridge 0.5 miles from the intersection and then continues easily for 0.1 miles before reaching the summit.

Trailhead:

To get to the Ausable Club, you will drive down Route 73 from Keene Valley, taking a right on Ausable Club Road ~3 miles from downtown Keene Valley. Follow this road a short ways to a parking lot on your right. You will then have to walk ¾ of a mile along the road up to the watchman’s gate at the Ausable Club.



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