Porter Mountain

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Porter Mountain
Porter Mtn from Rooster Comb.jpg
Porter Mountain from Rooster Comb Mountain
Highest point
Elevation4,068 feet (1,240 m)
Prominence330 ft (100 m)
ListingAdirondack High Peaks
Coordinates44°12′55″N 73°50′37″W / 44.21528°N 73.84361°W / 44.21528; -73.84361Coordinates: 44°12′55″N 73°50′37″W / 44.21528°N 73.84361°W / 44.21528; -73.84361
LocationKeene, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondacks
Topo mapUSGS Keene Valley
First ascent1875 by Ed Phelps and Noah Porter
Easiest routeHike

Porter Mountain is one of the Adirondack High Peaks.[1] It is number 38 in order of height,[2] and one of the easier hikes of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. It is named after Noah Porter, one of the first to climb it, later president of Yale University.

It is often climbed to with Cascade Mountain. While it lacks the pseudo-alpine open summit of Cascade, there are nevertheless wide views available from the summit, particularly of the Johns Brook Valley to the east (which Porter blocks from Cascade); it is often less crowded than Cascade.

A yellow-blazed trail leaves the trail to Cascade about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) short of that mountain's summit, and leads down into the mountain pass between the two peaks about 1 mile (1.6 km) to Porter’s summit.

It is also possible to follow this trail from its other terminus, over neighboring Blueberry Mountain from Keene Valley, although that involves a greater vertical ascent and a longer trip. The trailhead to Blueberry Mountain and subsequently Porter Mountain is accessible from a parking lot next to Marcy Airfield on route 73.


  1. ^ "Porter Mountain". Peak Bagger. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Porter Mountain". Summit Post. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

External links[edit]

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Porter Mountain