Porter Mountain

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.

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 38th
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
Porter Mountain is located in New York Adirondack Park
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain
Location of Porter Mountain within New York
Porter Mountain is located in the United States
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain (the United States)
LocationKeene, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondacks
Topo mapUSGS Keene Valley
First ascent1875 by Ed Phelps and Noah Porter
Easiest routeHike

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 linksEdit

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