Hike to Tremper Mountain Fire Tower

Mt Tremper Trail

Tremper is part of the five required Catskill Towers for the Fire Tower Challenge. 360 views are to be had from the fire tower.

As the trail starts you will cross a few wooden bridges, then climb a steep section with rock steps. At about the 0.3 mile mark you will meet up with the Jeep trail that you will follow to the summit. This is also where the register is placed. As with all hikes, don't forget to sign in and out.

There is a steady uphill climb along the Jeep trail. At just over 2 miles, off to your right will be a side trail to Baldwin Memorial Lean-To. Again at almost 3 miles is another lean-to, Tremper Mountain Lean-to. From here it is 250 feet to the fire tower. The summit stands at 2740 feet.

The other Catskill fire towers in the challenge are Hunter, Overlook, Red Hill and Balsam Lake.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water/Snacks
  • Camera
  • Snowshoes (Winter)
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RT Distance 5.98 Miles
Elevation Gain 1966 Feet
Activities Camping, Snowshoeing, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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Quiet

Scenic gradient climb, small streams from a spring and had the trail to ourselves.


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