Blue Mountain Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Blue Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blue Mountain Lake, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1532 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky


2 days ago

hiking

Pretty overlook. Fire tower at peak was nice bonus. Summer summit guide provided a lot of info on what you were seeing!


5 days ago

hiking

Nice challenging hike I completed with my 9 year old daughter right before school started! Definitely challenging - there was some steep parts where we had to scramble, but we took our time and were rewarded with wonderful views from the top. Rocky and very steep at parts, but a lot of traffic, even later in the season. I will absolutely be hiking this again.


20 days ago

hiking

Went with a friend 7/2/16 and it was a great trip. Very steep and slippery in areas all the way up and down. Would love to hike again but definitely won't forget my trekking poles. Cloudy day but clear visibility at the top and plenty to see along the trail.


23 days ago

Great hike. little rainy and slippery.


1 month ago

hiking

Awesome hike on the first day of Summer! Trail was dry and view was spectacular! There's a Steward on site for two months. She'll point out sites from the top of the tower and history of it too! A very nice hike but worked up a good sweat to do it, but worth it


1 month ago

hiking

great tricky stepping but will def get your heart rate up.. we went it was slick so be careful on rocks 95% is ascending and scrambling over rocks but the view from the tower was worth every step.


1 month ago

hiking

I did this hike with my 12 year old son, and it was a nice, fairly easy hike, but unfortunately the views were not climactic. We enjoyed exploring the mountain though and meeting people at the summit. The fire tower allows for nice views though. We are starting our goal of hiking the 46 together. Happy trails beautiful people!


1 month ago


2 months ago

hiking

The start of the trail looks like an old road then the path turns real rocky. You have to watch your footing as you're hiking. The last part of the ascent is where the trail gets real steep. There was a lot of people on the trail today.


2 months ago

great easy hike, great view


2 months ago

hiking

As a group of 4 experienced hikers, we completed this trail in 3 hours and 20 minutes - the time it took us to get to the top fire tower, resting at the top for 10 minutes, then back to the parking lot.
This trail is a great hike for beginners that want to take their first step on a more intermediate trail - as it requires few spots where attention to tricky foot placement is required but no hands are needed.
This trail lacked any convenient resting points until you reached the top of the mountain (also you will be waiting until the top to get your first and only scenic view).
Unfortunately by the time we got to the top, more clouds rolled in which limited our sight to a few foggy feet in front of us.
Hiked during a rain storm (was snowing the top half of the summit) which caused slippery roots to be our biggest battle no matter how much traction we had. These roots are VERY slippery when wet, more so than the few remaining patches of ice and slippery rocks with water currents over them.
All in all, was a GREAT trail which provides an intermediate uphill grade! Bring lots of water and snacks to enjoy before the descent!


3 months ago


3 months ago

hiking

The trail may be short, but during the winter it's pretty much all a steep ice slide. Fun on the way down though!


4 months ago

Good payoff but wouldn't do it again. Views are limited except at the tower. Not easy, good workout .


4 months ago


5 months ago

hiking

Excellent. Beautiful views. I would say the hardness of trail is medium to hard.


6 months ago

This is more than 6mile. It was pretty amazing


7 months ago

snowshoeing


9 months ago

hiking

No, this is a 6 mile out and back. Don't know how great the views are as there was an october snow storm when we got up there. Its not too difficult, but its not easy. We took our time and made it up and back in 3.5 hours.


9 months ago

birding

First time in the Adirondack area and it didn't disappoint. The entire trail was well cleared and marked in areas. The first half of the trail was fairly easy with some rocks and trees in the path, the second half was a bit more challenging, with solid rock faces and some serious incline. But the top is worth it, definitely get up the fire tower and the view will take your breath away.