Elevation: 2890 ft
Ascent: 1900 ft
Distance: 2.4 miles
Location: Marcy Field of of Route 73 north of Keene Valley
Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region

A road opposite the Keene highway garage takes you to the trailhead at Marcy Field. This is also the spot for the shuttle bus that takes you to the Garden trailhead.  There may be no register to sign in.

With an easy grade at first, the trail winds around hills and moves through lumbered areas until a brook crossing at 1.2 miles. Steep and rocky for the next 0.5 miles you come to a view of Hurricane Mt. on a ledge at 1.7 miles. Rotating between flat and steep sections, the trail arrives (after a 1900 foot ascent) at a huge boulder at the summit of Blueberry Mt.  The views are excellent and the solitude here tends to keep you hanging at the top for quite a long time.

Note: For a more complete description of the trail, please see the guide Adirondack Mountain Club High Peaks Trails and the accompanying Trails of the Adirondacks High Peaks Map.

Happy hiking!

Rick McCorry