Hike to Tremper Mountain Fire Tower

Rate this Adventure New York Mt Tremper Trail

Added by Rebecca Nichols

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)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Camping, Hiking, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5.98 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1966 Feet

Features:

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Beaver Pond

New York / Appalachian Trailhead at Canopus Lake

Beaver Pond is a small body of water created by a dam that was constructed during the days of iron ore mining in the area.  The pond is crystal clear and has a wonderful tree line right on the water.

John Maurizi
3 Saves

Hike the Perkins/Fahnestock/Charcoal Burners Trail Loop

New York / Charcoal Burners Trailhead, Clarence Fahnestock State Park

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. A real mixed bag but mostly very enjoyable. The trail starts at the Charcoal Burners Trailhead Route 301.

John Maurizi
4 Saves

Snowshoe to Mount Colden

New York / Adirondack Loj Trailhead

The hike begins at the large parking area for the Heart Lake Program Center.  Parking here is $5.00 for Adirondack Club members or $10.00 non-members.

Rebecca Nichols
3 Saves