Belfry Fire Tower; Adirondack Mountains

Total Mileage: 0.7 Miles                                Directions 44.102237,-73.546295

Total rise: 135′                                                          Facebook

Hike Time: 30 min                                                     My Pintrest

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Significance: Fire Tower, views                          East Coast Fire Towers

Here is some of what you need to know: The parking area here is tight, it is along a fast road, be careful.

The trail

1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map

2. Click on the flags for more information

3. Click on the pictures to make them large

 

This is an amazing tower and it has to be on your list of places to hike. It takes only 0.4 miles with minimal elevation gain to get to the base of it and the view is outstanding.

Looking West: most prominent is Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge; this mountain is massive and it was hard to take my eyes off of it. The next mountain to the right of giant (number 3 on the picture below) is Hurricane (Which also has a tower with an unbelievable view). #2 on the picture below is the area of Whiteface which you may be able to see. To the left of Giant you will see another large set of mountains and that is the Dix Range, the clouds were covering most of the tops. between Giant and Dix you can see part of the Great Range set back in the distance.

 

 

The Dix Range, better seen in person. Click on picture to enlarge

#1-Giant, #2-Whiteface, #3-Hurricane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When looking east-Barton Mountain is the closest, to the right (south-east) of that the horizon opens to the view of Lake Champlain, behind that are the mountains of Vermont: specifically the area of Middlebury and the VT Presidential Mountains. Northeast is Camel’s Hump and Mansfield.

 

 

 

Below are the other towers I have hiked in the Adirondack fire tower challenge, but be sure to check out the east coast fire tower page for a ton of other tower locations.

 

 

Spruce Mountain Fire Tower                       Snowy Mountain Fire Tower

Rondax (Bald Mountain) Fire Tower           Stillwater Fire Tower

Hurricane                                                      Poke O Moonshine

Vanderwhacker           Black Mountain       Belfry

Azure Fire Tower                                          Saint Regis Fire Tower

 

                                    Catskill Towers

Hunter and Rusk mountain                 Balsam Lake Fire Tower               

Overlook Mountain Fire Tower            Red Hill Fire tower

Tremper Mountain Fire Tower

 

 

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