#25 Mount Marshall

#25 Mount Marshall - Pure Adirondacks

Mount Marshall is named after Robert Marshall, who drafted up the original list of the 46 High Peaks with his brother George. He was also the first to summit all 46ers alongside Herb Clark. The trail up Marshall is unmaintained and its summit is treed, so it is not as popular of a hike as some of the neighboring peaks, but despite the trees there are still some decent views from the top of the mountain.

Trail Stats:

Distance 14 miles round trip
Elevation 4,360 feet
Ascent 2,595 feet

The most popular route up Marshall, and the one we will detail here, begins on the Lake Colden-to-Indian Pass Trail. To get to the start of that trail, you will begin by hiking to Marcy Dam from Adirondack Loj, and then take the Avalanche Pass trail from the dam to Lake Colden, continuing along the northwest side of the lake for .6 miles until you reach the start of the Lake Colden-to-Indian Pass trail. You will follow this trail gradually up, crisscrossing Cold Brook a couple of times before you reach the height of land between Marshall and Iroquois. Here the herd path will turn off to your left and you will follow that up and over one unnamed peak, dropping down briefly to the beginning of Herbert Brook before continuing upwards to the summit.


From Lake Placid, take route 73 towards Keene, turning right onto Adirondack Loj Road, which you will follow to the end. There will be a toll booth at the entrance where you will have to pay a $10 parking fee.

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Keep it PURE

Remember to Leave No Trace! Buy a physical map, read it, plan, and prepare. Think about the NYS Rangers and medical personnel that exhaust themselves for a rescue that could have been avoided. Pack out your trash. Use a bear canister when primitive camping and cook away from where you’re sleeping. Do the rock walk to help reduce the impact on fragile alpine vegetation. Camp at designated campsites and never camp on or near summits.

Trail Conditions

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