Hike to the Ninham Mountain Fire Tower

Mount Ninham Pull-Off, Carmel, New York, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    1.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    400 Feet

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

If you want one of the best views of the Hudson Valley without hiking for hours then this is for you. This view maybe second to none and is quite simple and easy to reach.

This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right. Just stay straight and in about 15 minutes you'll see a huge fire tower (hard to miss). Feel free to climb and take in the view! I'd highly recommend trying it at sunrise. Far off in the distance you can see the Catskill Mountains.

Directions: From Garden State Pkwy, I-87 S and Taconic State Parkway to Peekskill Hollow Rd in Putnam Valley. Take the Peekskill Hollow Rd exit from Taconic State Parkway, turn onto Peekskill Hollow Rd, then take a sharp right onto NY-301 E. Turn left onto Gipsy Trail Rd, then another left onto Mount Nimham Ct.

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Short hike between the trees and a beautiful sunset on the top. The tower is insane specially when is windy and you are afraid of heights and the view is wonderful. Love this place

6 months ago
6 months ago

Short walk up basically a service road lays out great views in every direction. Those afraid of heights may want to take it slow and steady, especially on a breezy day. Nice in all seasons, all times of day.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

It was cold but it was in January, don't go if your scared of heights

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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