Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hike- The Catskill Mountains

Total Mileage: 6 miles                                           Directions 42.066101,-74.303139

Rise: total rise 2034′                                                                 Facebook

Hike Time: 2-4 hrs                                                                  My Pintrest

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Significance: Fire tower, views                                     THE FIRE TOWER PAGE

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Here is some of what you need to know: Their was a spring about 2 miles up that was dry in September.

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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

 

 

 

 

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The first section of this trail is short (0.3 miles) and takes you to a sign in box at a three way intersection. From their it is an uphill climb for 2.7 miles where you will gain about 1900 feet in elevation. The trail resembles a dry creek bed with all lots of loose rock. Between the trail conditions and the steep hike I would say that this is probably the hardest of all the fire tower trails in the Catskills.

 

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Near the top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the trail is hard it is deffinately a most awesome place to catch a view. Looking SW you can see Slide mountain, the tallest in the Catskills. Below you can match up the mountains in the picture with the diagram.

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In the opposite direction looking through a valley you can see Black Dome, and to the right of that is Twin and Indian head which is part of the Devils Path. Click on pictures to enlarge.

 

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Black dome in the center

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Twin and Indian Head to the right of center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These towers can are a part of the larger Adirondack fire tower challenge; below are the others we have hiked in that challenge. Also, check out the  East Coast Fire Tower page

                             Catskill Towers

Hunter and Rusk mountain                 Balsam Lake Fire Tower               

Overlook Mountain Fire Tower            Red Hill Fire tower

Tremper Mountain Fire Tower

                                 Adirondack Towers

 

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

 

 

 

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