Mount Tremper Fire Tower- The Catskill Mountains
Total Mileage: 6 miles Directions 42.066101,-74.303139
Rise: total rise 2034′ Facebook
Hike Time: 2-4 hrs My Pintrest
Significance: Fire tower, views
Here is some of what you need to know: Their was a spring about 2 miles up that was dry in September.
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 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.
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.
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.
Check out the other 5 fire towers in the Catskill. The list is order starting with my most favorite. Do not misinterpret, they were all cool and all worth seeing.