Hike Dickinson Hill Fire Tower
New York › Dickinson Hill Trailhead
Added by Rebecca Nichols
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.
- Sturdy Shoes
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
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Great Beginner Trail
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.
More Adventures Nearby
Hike the Pharaoh Mountain Loop
New York / Pharaoh Mountain Trailhead
You start off at the initial parking area on Crane Pond Road. There is a sign in register here. From here you will have a 1.9 mile one-way walk on a rough road to Crane Pond.
Walk along the Sacandaga River Pathway
New York / Sacandaga River Pathway Trailhead
Located in the heart of Speculator this nature trail is a perfect spot for the entire family. Park at the large free parking area across from the Lake Pleasant beach on Route 30.