Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain Lake, New York

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This is one of the most popular hikes in the Adirondacks, up a nature trail to a ?re tower and a 360-degree view. Blue Mountain is one of the most climbed mountains in the Adirondack Park. About 15,000 people ascend to its fire tower along a fourteen- point nature trail each year. If you follow the trail guide available at the sign-in box, over the course of the hike, you get a good sense of the geologic and natural history of the region. Some of the numbered points of the nature trail are included as markers in this trail description.

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"This is one of the most popular hikes in the Adirondacks, up a
nature trail to a ?re tower and a 360-degree view. Blue Mountain is one of the most climbed mountains in the Adirondack Park. About 15,000 people ascend to its fire tower along a fourteen- point nature trail each year.

If you follow the trail guide available at the sign-in box, over the course of the hike, you get a good sense of the geologic and natural history of the region. Some of the numbered points of the nature trail are included as markers in this trail description."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blue Mountain Lake
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,537 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Northville-Placid Trail
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Blue Mountain Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Mountain

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May 2018