Adirondack Park: Blueberry Mountain

A nearly 2,000-foot climb leads through verdant forest to a rocky Adirondack summit on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in the High Peaks region.
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A nearly 2,000-foot climb leads through verdant forest to a rocky Adirondack summit on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in the High Peaks region.

Mapped by Steffan Fay

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.5

Waypoints

BLU001

Location: 44.218697, -73.790443

From Marcy Field parking area, head W on dirt road that cuts across field

BLU002

Location: 44.218987, -73.792114

Turn L @ 3-way marked by trail sign for Blueberry and Porter Mtn., then climb SW up small hill

BLU003

Location: 44.215519, -73.797852

Climb W along gurgling brook

BLU004

Location: 44.214371, -73.80265

Continue W; sunlight filters down through trees, highlighting rock ledges draped in moss

BLU005

Location: 44.214363, -73.807587

Bear R and cross stream @ weatherworn sign. Leave ravine for direct ascent of Blueberry Mtn.'s SE slopes

BLU006

Location: 44.216816, -73.809914

Trail leads N for sharp climb over next .5 mi.

BLU007

Location: 44.218472, -73.811432

To S, Keene Valley nestles in forested slopes. Up ahead, trail rounds SW

BLU008

Location: 44.21891, -73.813751

Begin steep ascent of rock outcrop. Connect red dots and cairns; seasonal orchids, strawberries, and (natch) blueberries

BLU009

Location: 44.217583, -73.815285

Terrain mellows for SW traverse, passing several open ledges

BLU010

Location: 44.216667, -73.818123

Hike across short saddle, then begin final .3-mi. summit climb

Boulder on Blueberry Mountain

Location: 44.214811, -73.822868

©Steffan Fay

BLU011

Location: 44.214775, -73.822876

Blueberry Mtn. (2,920 ft.): A round, SUV-sized boulder rests on rock slab summit. 360-degree views of layered, wooded ridgelines; backtrack to trailhead

Keene Valley

Location: 44.218346, -73.810898

©Steffan Fay

Orchid

Location: 44.218006, -73.81485

©Steffan Fay

Trail across outcrop

Location: 44.218777, -73.814224

©Steffan Fay

Trail through the woods

Location: 44.214252, -73.803146

©Steffan Fay

View from Blueberry Mountain Summit

Location: 44.214794, -73.822828

©Steffan Fay

View towards Porter Mountain

Location: 44.214769, -73.82282

©Steffan Fay