Adirondack Loj - Search Nearby - Added by Lucas Gashi

360 viewsavalanche lakelake coldenlake arnold

Mount Colden sits between two giant peaks Mount Marcy and Algonquin peak. Mount Colden, at 4714 feet, is the eleventh highest peak in NY. Winter or summer Colden is one of ny favorite hikes in the high peaks. Outside of Gothics I think Mount Colden has the best views of surrounding areas. The best way to hike colden is to do a 14.8 miles loop hike along the way you can see some of the best scenery the Adirondacks have to offer. I love going through avalanche pass and up the Trap Dike and coming down through Lake Arnold. If your going up the trap dike please be careful and take your time. Rock shoes are nice on the slab, especially if wet but certainly not essential. Gear + rope would be overkill. Might want to avoid the route after heavy rainfall or in the spring if approaching from the northeast, think twice and don't rush. The route is easy to locate, it's the huge dike in the side of the mountain, east side of Avalanche Lake. Alwayd can camp at Marcy dam or at lake Colden, beautiful spots to campout.

Tags

Rock Climbing
Camping
Swimming
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Stay Nearby

Wilmington, New York

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn. KOA

Westport, New York

ADK Mountain View Campground

From $30/night

Mineville, New York

Piney Wood Hills

From $130/night

North Creek, New York

Camp Gore on the Hudson

From $130/night

Nearby Adventures

Hike to Mount Colden via Avalanche Pass

13.5 Miles Round Trip - 3300 ft gain

Hike to Street and Nye Mountains

8.4 Miles Round Trip - 2500 ft gain

Hike the Great Range Traverse

25 Miles Round Trip - 9500 ft gain

Hike to the Summit of Phelps Mountains

8 Miles Round Trip - 2100 ft gain

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!