Chase Hill Fire Lookout Tower; Maine
Total Mileage: 0.7 miles Directions 44.831292,-69.540411
Total rise: 100′ Facebook
Hike Time: 35 My Pintrest
Significance: Fire Tower, Views THE FIRE TOWER PAGE
Here is some of what you need to know: Be sure when you leave route 23 you do so by entering Lancaster road, and then turning onto Chase road, take chase to the 3 way intersection which in all reality is a dead end; the GPS did a great job getting me most of the way there but you will know it if you turn up the wrong road.
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
The parking area is rather primitive; I knew we were at the right place, but the only real indicator was the small sign on the tree. As said above, you are parked at a 3-way intersection and your hike will start by walking the road that goes up hill. The trail is very short ( 0.7 miles round trip) and it will not take you long to find what I think is the remnants of the watchman’s cabin. After the cabin you will see a split in the road, you can take either route, they are about equal in length and difficulty (which is not that difficult).
The tower is sturdy and in great shape other than a small chunk missing from the floor. The view of course is incredible; the land is mostly flat when looking south and east but a view of trees numbering in the hundreds of thousands is very impressive. Looking to the west is a couple of ranges, one is definitely Bigelow and the other may be a string of mountains near Crocker Mountain. To the north is mount Katahdin, and at 80 miles away it stands out as a monster among mountains.
Check out Deboullie Mountain and fire tower way up in the North Maine Woods and Beech Mountain fire tower in Acadia National Park. Also check out the east coast fire tower page for all of my other fire tower hikes.