Basin Mountain (New York)

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Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain (NY).jpg
Basin as seen from Haystack
Highest point
Elevation4,826 ft (1,471 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence725 ft (221 m) [1]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks 9th
Coordinates44°07′16″N 73°53′11″W / 44.1211639°N 73.8862527°W / 44.1211639; -73.8862527Coordinates: 44°07′16″N 73°53′11″W / 44.1211639°N 73.8862527°W / 44.1211639; -73.8862527[2]
Basin Mountain is located in New York Adirondack Park
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
Location of Basin Mountain within New York
Basin Mountain is located in the United States
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain (the United States)
LocationKeene, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondacks
Topo mapUSGS Keene Valley
Easiest routeHike

Basin Mountain is the ninth-highest peak of the High Peaks Region in the Adirondack Park in the U.S. State of New York. The peak was named by Verplanck Colvin for several basins formed between knobs on its slopes. It is located in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. A basin is an area of land enclosed by higher land.

Basin Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Great Range.

Basin Mountain can be climbed from many trailheads in the Adirondacks. The shortest route to the peak starts at The Garden trailhead west of the village of Keene Valley.


  1. ^ a b "Basin Mountain, New York".
  2. ^ "Basin Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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