Basin Mountain

Basin is reached by a challenging route with many steep rocks and narrow ledges, but the views are some of the finest in the mountains.

A bit of history is still embedded on the summit with the large bolt placed in the rock near the east side of the summit, a reminder of Verplanck Colvin's 1876 survey of the Adirondacks.

Basin is 4,827 feet in elevation and number nine on the list of Adirondack High Peaks.

Basin Trailhead: The Garden parking area in Keene Valley.

Challenging, 14-mile round trip hike.

Time in hours:

Family with Young Kids: not recommended
Experienced Hiker: Over 8 hours round trip
Out of Shape Hiker: not recommended

Some photos courtesy summitpost.org Read their blog post about this hike!

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