Although Blueberry Mountain is a gateway to Porter Mt. and Cascade Mt. 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. The climb starts out a bit moderate but soon starts a steep, steady climb. There are several different opportunities for views along the climb. 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.
From the intersection of Route 73 and 86 in Lake Placid follow Rte 73 toward Keene. Proceed through Keene toward Keene Valley on Rte 73. Take the right after the Marcy Field Airport (grass landing strip). Trailhead is at the back of the parking area.
5+ miles RT, easy hike turns into steep climb
Time in hours
Family with Young Kids: 2.5 to summit
Experienced Hiker: 1.5 to 2.0 to summit
Out of Shape Hiker: Not Recommended
Great views in the winter.
Find out more
Read our blog post, Blueberry Mountain, about this hike in winter.