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
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]
LocationKeene, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondacks
Topo mapUSGS Keene Valley
Easiest routeHike

Basin is the ninth-highest peak of the High Peaks Region in the Adirondack Park in New York, United States. 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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