Scenic and Destination Hikes Adirondack High Peaks
Length: 8.4 miles roundtrip
Elevation: 3980 ft.Elevation change: 2236 ft.
Blake Peak (or Blake Mountain) is the 43rd highest peak in the Adirondack High Peaks Region. The mountain is named after Mills Blake (died 1930), Verplanck Colvin’s chief assistant during the Adirondack Survey. It is part of the Colvin Range.
Blake Peak was formerly thought to have an elevation of at least 4,000 ft., so it was included on the list of 46 Adirondack High Peaks. More recent surveys show Blake and three other peaks fell slightly short, but they remain on the list. 1
Just a tidbit of information, Blake is climbed with Mount Colvin almost 100% of the time. Why? You have to climb Colvin to reach Blake on the AMR trail.2 It sits at a backwater of the park and the only reason why most people even climb it is because it sits quite near Colvin and if you have an hour to spare, why not. This is also the normal route to this summit but be careful, as it is tricky to find the summit since it is quite overgrown. If you do manage to stop at the summit, unlike the bear, you will not see the other side of the mountain. Perhaps if you are lucky you will see a bear looking for the other side but most likely you will just see trees and the occasional chipmunk. 3