Hike Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

Cropseyville, New York

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

200 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Climb this Fire Tower for 360 views including the Adirondack Mountains, Green Mountains of Vermont, Taconic Range that forms the border between New York and Massachusetts and the Helderberg Mountains.

Once you drive onto N. Long Pond Road you will follow it appproximately 1.5 miles to the end. From the parking you can take the short walk back on the road to the start of the trail.

The trail is actually a rough Fire Tower Road. You will follow this for about 1.3 miles. Here you will see a service road gate on your right. From here you will pass the gate and follow the last .2 miles to the Fire Tower.

The area has a picnic table. You will have to climb the tower for any views.

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Features

Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic

Reviews

Had a little trouble finding the trail to the tower, but wonderful views from the top.

A friend and I just went on this trail as our first hiking trip of many we want to take. Definitely a good trail for beginners, it offered a good starting workout for us as we are trying to be more active and build up our strength. The trail itself is very pretty, it's a bit rocky at some parts so other beginners should watch their step. Bring bug spray, there are many spots with standing water (aka beautiful marshes) beside the trail that the bugs love. The view from the fire tower is breathtaking. 360 degree endless views, and a gorgeous sunset. It's a very popular trail destination, so expect to share the tower with other hikers. From personal experience, I would say this trail is a great teacher for beginners of the rewards that come from a good long hike.

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