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Said I would never do this hike again!

Twenty-one years ago I said I would never hike Blue Mountain again. Now at the age of 61, I can't... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Quite a hike

This was a good but strenuous hike. The view from the fire tower is worth the hike for sure. The... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Michelle M
New York
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With an elevation of 3,759 feet, this mountain rises directly from the shores of Blue Mountain Lake.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“high peaks” (6 reviews)
“fire tower” (15 reviews)
“great hike” (3 reviews)
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Twenty-one years ago I said I would never hike Blue Mountain again. Now at the age of 61, I can't wait to do it again next fall. It's a strenuous hike. Steep and you walk on lots of rocks. You should be in good physical...More

Thank Justsuern
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good but strenuous hike. The view from the fire tower is worth the hike for sure. The dog loved it too! Do note the weather. As recommended we went after a dry day but had an unexpected downpour for the last hour...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We did not know anything about this trail and were attracted by its short length, 2.0 miles. Expecting a short and easy hike, we did not take any water with us, nor any food. It was foolish since we had two kids with us, ages...More

Thank AlexEy1001
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I climbed (with snowshoes) this peak several times in the winter when I was stationed at the now-defunct Griffiss AFB in the mid-70's. Each time was a challenge, since the weather invariably turned nasty the closer we'd get to the summit! Coming back down was...More

1  Thank Duke f
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....More

1  Thank Matthew G
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...More

Thank S S
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...More

Thank hlawlor24
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!

Thank Brian J
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....More

Thank sarahnaid
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...More

Thank BF2531
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Sue F
2 October 2015|
Response from 316melissa | Reviewed this property |
was just up there the past couple of days. It is cold. It was windy. I would layer your clothes and make sure you wear a wind breaker type coat.Comfy, hiking shoes.Have fun. It is beautiful there.