A Very Popular Climb
Elevation: 3759 ft
Ascent: 1550 ft
Round-Trip Distance: 4.0 miles
Location: Routes 28N/30 north of Blue Mountain Lake (just past the Adirondack Museum)
Region: Central Adirondacks
The summit of Blue Mountain is definitely not a wilderness area. Not only does it have a fire tower, but it also has many assorted communication antennae. The first part of the trail traverses on a gentle grade up and across the mountain side. Sections of this part of trail are stabilized both with rocks/boulders and rock steps. After about a mile and a rise of around 500 feet, the trail turns distinctly more uphill, where much of the trail is worn down to bedrock and may be slippery during wet weather. Near the top, the trail becomes much gentler for the last several hundred yards and the last couple of hundred feet of ascent. The top has a large open area of rock and the views from the tower can be stunning.
This mountain can be found on the ADK/National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Northville Raquette region (map No. 744).
Have a great hike!