Cascade-Porter-Blueberry Hiking Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Although Blueberry Mountain is a gateway to Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain, it is typically hiked by itself and not in conjunction with the High Peaks. From the Marcy Field trailhead it is 2.5 miles and starts out, for a short distance, along an old woods road before turning left and entering a forest of mainly hardwoods. 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 Mountain 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 summit also has excellent views, with a unique summit, which sits atop an 8-foot erratic. The trail to Porter Mountain continues over the summit. The views are excellent and the solitude here tends to keep you hanging at the top for quite a long time. The trail beyond the summit of Blueberry to Porter has recently seen some much needed maintenance. The reward for reaching the summit of Porter is beautiful views of Cascade Mt. and the surrounding area.