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Address: Blue Mountain Lake, NY
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With an elevation of 3,759 feet, this mountain rises directly from the...

With an elevation of 3,759 feet, this mountain rises directly from the shores of Blue Mountain Lake.

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Amazing views, tough climb

This is rated an "intermediate/advanced" level trail. For the climb up there isn't anything I'd consider technical. People not used to climbing might have a little trouble on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Matthew G
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is rated an "intermediate/advanced" level trail. For the climb up there isn't anything I'd consider technical. People not used to climbing might have a little trouble on the way down. What makes this hard is the sheer vertical climb in a relatively short distance. Much of the trail is bare bedrock or boulders on the bedrock. The trail is... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of the more accessible and visited of the Adirondack Peak. Although it's not one of the "High Peaks" it is a very worthwhile hike. Be prepared for lots of company on the trail though. Start out early in the morning to avoid some of the traffic

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Syracuse, New York
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135 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It took us about 1 1/2 hours to reach the summit. The trail was very well-maintained and not too crowded. The fire tower at the top has an amazing 360 degree view of the mountains including the high peaks. If you keep walking past the tower there is a cabin and a nice lookout point. It's a challenging but relatively... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I wanted a great hike and I got just that. Beautiful trail and not too treacherous. Bring water and wear proper hiking shoes. I wore flip flops and that turned out to be disastrous. I know, I'm an idiot!

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Thank Brian J
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with family (ages 6 - 60) of differing fitness levels today. We started at the bottom and climbed up. As others have said it is a lovely forest trail beside a mountain steam. Views along the way and at the top were splendid. We opted to take advantage of the free gondola ride to the bottom if you... More 

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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My husband and I camped in the area and visited Blue Mountain for a hike. We read reviews that the hike was a must. We arrived in the morning before it got hot, which was perfect for this moderately difficult hike. The hike started out as a leisurely walk, then we had to start climbing over rocks. Soon, it got... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Beautiful Adirondacks hike through a moderate trail with a few rocky slopes. A little over an hour to the top & there you have your reward... several of the chain of lakes. Stunning.

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Thank RonL40
Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Wonderful hike in the heart of the Adirondacks. Not terribly easy or hard--pleasant challenge for 50 year-olds. Lovely views of the forest and from the top.

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Thank Charles A
York, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

It was our first hike ever-I had misread the tour guide and thought it said mild. But we made it to the top and fairly quickly-probably an hour and a half up and an hour down. It's a steep and sometimes slippery slope, can be quite challenging at times. It was absolutely beautiful at the top. Breathtaking, you can see... More 

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Thank Brittany W
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Blue Mountain stands, unique, majestic and blue at the head of the Eckford Chain of lakes. I've spent significant time every year since the 1950s communing with the thing. It's always there, steadfast, while challenging and consoling. In my many moves from town to town, house to house, I carry paintings, photos and poems of Blue Mountain. I cannot separate... More 

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