Hike to the Lyon Mountain Fire Tower

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Amazing views of the Adirondack highpeaks, Vermont, and even Canada!!

The hike begins at the end of a seasonal road, so keep in mind if you are planning it in winter be prepared to possibly add 2.0 miles roundtrip.

There is a good size parking area. There are two routes an older unmarked route which is basically short and steep. That is the route described. There is also a newer marked trail that is a roundtrip of 6.8 miles with an easier grade. Both trails start at the same spot (you will soon see a bridge and kiosk off to your left if you choose the newer trail).

Basically you follow the old trail pretty much in a straight line SW to the summit. Take a moment here and there to look back as you can see how much elevation you are gaining. The summit is very large and hosts a fire tower. The tower is accessible year round and worth the climb.

There are 360 views featuring the Adirondack high peaks to your south, Vermont's Green Mountains east and Montreal, Canada to your North!!!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3.94 Miles
Elevation Gain 1906 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Scenic
Wildlife

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