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Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

A popular hike due to its location in the central Adirondacks and its fairly short length, Blue Mountain is one of the hikes included in the Fire Tower Challenge.  The trail to the summit begins by following a wider wooded path that leads to some moderate and then steep grades, with plenty of sneak peek views along the way.  The flat-topped summit offers some views, but the historic fire tower is definitely the show stopper.  The 35-foot-tall steel frame lookout tower was erected in 1917 and provides hikers with some beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area.   Right down the road from the trailhead for Blue Mountain is the Adirondack Museum, so if you have some time after your hike, it is definitely worth a visit.  The museum presents the history of the Adirondacks in a way that is unique and engaging, providing visitors with information on topics from native Americans to lumberjacks and from trappers to the trend-setting rich vacationers of the late 1800’s that established the incredible great camps throughout the Adirondacks.    

Elevation: 3,759 feet

Distance: 2.0 miles (one-way)

Vertical Gain: 1,523 feet




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