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This is a beautiful area. Bikers, hikers and swimmers take note. There are many spots to stop and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
tweedybird26
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Floral Park, New York
Tough hike if you aren't in terrific shape!

I'll start with the finale- the view from the fire tower was fabulous, exhilarating and made the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Lormeath
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Avon, New York
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With an elevation of 3,759 feet, this mountain rises directly from the shores of Blue Mountain Lake.
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a beautiful area. Bikers, hikers and swimmers take note. There are many spots to stop and enjoy. If you want to stay for a few days there are a number of lodging opportunities and food of all kinds.

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I'll start with the finale- the view from the fire tower was fabulous, exhilarating and made the whole thing worthwhile. But this was TOUGH! I am reasonably fit for a 61 year old, but this, in my opinion, called for a better level of stamina...More

Thank Lormeath
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The day we hiked the trail was dripping wet so it was a bit like following a muddy streambed. It was steep as well so we had to take it slowly. View on top was worth it. Would like to go back under drier conditions.

Thank Gwen H
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Fishing is great, a lot of the cottages are great around the lake. Watch out for that Prospect Point, management is unreal! They have boat and plane rentals, an art center & more. Just a great place over all! My family and I love it...More

Thank John M
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

2  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

1  Thank AlexEy1001
Reviewed 25 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 12 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

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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.
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