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Porter Mountain

Keene, NY 12942
sign marking the routes to blueberry and porter mountains and the town trail
sign showing the route to the porter mountain summit with a yellow foot trail marker
mountains covered in green trees on a sunny day
cairn on a mountain summit
mountains in the foreground and the distance


Overview

Porter Mountain is the 38th highest of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.

Porter Mountain is a long ridge stretching from near Keene Valley almost to Cascade Pass. The trail gets pretty bumpy, so be careful and make sure you're wearing appropriate footwear

Porter Mountain is named after Noah Porter, later president of Yale University and one of the first people to climb it.

There are many amazing open areas and viewpoints along this ridge, and the summit itself has a nice open area. Many great spots to just hang out for a little while and rest.  

One of the best ways to approach this mountain is to start in Keene Valley at the southwest corner of Marcy and traverse over the entire ridge, and end at the Cascade Mountain trailhead near Cascade Pass on Route 73. And if you're up to it, hike Cascade Mountain after Porter! Are you up for the challenge?


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