Hike to Red Hill Fire Tower
New York › Red Hill Fire Tower Trail
Added by Rebecca Nichols
Short hike with great reward! Spectacular views from the Red Hill fire tower.
This gentle hike is not too long or steep, and the summit rewards you with a nice picnic spot.
Starting from the parking lot, shortly into the hike, you will hit a stream crossing. At 1.3 miles, as the trail levels off, you will see the 60-foot tower through the trees. The observers cabin is passed on the right. The tower will offer you views of several Catskill 3500 peaks including Lone, Peekamoose, Table and Slide. A patch can be earned by climbing all 35 Catskill high peaks.
This tower is included in the Catskill Fire Towers required to complete the Fire Tower Challenge. Other towers include Tremper, Hunter, Balsam Lake and Overlook.
In winter, you will most likely have to add an additional 2.4 miles roundtrip to your hike due to the road not being plowed.
- Sturdy Shoes
- Snowshoes (Winter)
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Long Walk Totally Worth It
I took this trip with a group of friends in the middle of February. Very Slippery since there was snow all over the place but definitely worth once you climb the fire tower. Since It's not officially open In the winter it's An even longer walk since you can't park in the actual parking lot
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