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    Blue Mountain Lake, New York

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    Kirkiville, NY
    Trailblazer | 535 pts
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    7/13/2019
    Beautiful views from top.
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    East Somerville, MA
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    7/20/2018
    This trail is very rocky but if you don't mind the extra workout and enjoy scrambling you'll like it. The views at the fire tower are very cool. It's not an easy hike for sure but I highly recommend it if you're up for a challenge.
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    Ocean Park, ME
    Trailblazer | 752 pts
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    7/10/2018
    This trail is super rocky, boulders and tree roots abound, so watching your footing is essential. It could be pretty crazy to navigate when wet. Nevertheless, the 2 mile challenging hike up to 360-degree beautiful views is so worth it!
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    Wilbraham, MA
    Pathfinder | 90 pts
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    7/27/2012
    Hiked with three kids, age 6, 4 and a baby who was on my back. A steady uphill but definitely worth it! We hiked Goodnow Mt. Two days prior to get the kids ready for the climb and they made it to the top and back to the car just fine
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    Calcium, NY
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    8/7/2010
    Well marked, moderate trail. Fairly crowded on nice weekends. Steady climb with some scrambling towards the top. About an hour to the top for a great view.
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    Coventry, CT
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    10/26/2009
    The first half of this trail is easy as pie, the last 1/2 mile is grueling ESPECIALLY in wet/almost icy conditions. INCREDIBLE view at fire lookout, with 360 shots at all of the surrounding lakes and mountains
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    Brooklyn, NY
    Pathfinder | 90 pts
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    5/3/2009
    Moderately steep trail in places. Don't do after the rain. The exposed bedrock gets slippery. At a moderate pace, took 4 hours. Well worth doing for the view from the fire tower on top. Bring a sweatshirt. It's windy and colder up in the tower.
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    Bardonia, NY
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    8/16/2008
    Started out as a partly-sunny to overcast day...weather report said "chance" of showers. At approximately a half hour to the top (the hardest part of the trail) it started to pour with lightning and thunder. When we finally reached the top there wasn't a reason to linger since it was foggy. Overall, a lack luster experience. Not the mountain's fault - only the poor planners hiking up!
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    Manhattan, NY
    Pathfinder | 150 pts
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    5/24/2008
    Great hike !
    Not too long around 4 hours round trip and not difficult but the view at the top of the tower is gorgeous !
    Take a wind coat because the wind is freezing at the top of the tower and you want to stay as long as possible to enjoy the view and take pictures.
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    Manhattan, NY
    Pathfinder | 182 pts
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    10/10/2007
    While the views at the top are wonderful, be very careful in the fall on this hike. Over 1/3 of the trail is rock (rock slabs, not rocky) with water running over it. It is very, very slippery and very steep. Be advised.
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    Trail Information

    Blue Mountain Lake
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    4
    Distance
    1,537 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    4 hours
    Duration
    Snowshoeing
    Additional Use
    Views
    Features
    Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Northville-Placid Trail
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    Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Blue Mountain Lake
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