Spruce Mountain Fire Tower; Green Mountains Vermont

Total Mileage: 4.4 Miles                                         Directions 44.234849,-72.377817

Total rise:1184′                                                                        Facebook

Hike Time:2-3 hours                                                              My Pintrest

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Significance: Fire Towers, Views                                    THE FIRE TOWER PAGE

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Here is some of what you need to know: Do not confuse this Vermont fire tower with the Adirondack Spruce Mountain fire tower, this is a whole other animal.

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 trail starts off well groomed but soon turns into a rocky up hill climb where you will gain about 1184′ of elevation over 2.2 miles. It took some work to get to the top but it was not a killer.

I tend to look down while I hike so I miss things…don’t be like me. I did see a cool wetlands area that sported some frogs, and further up was a rock formation that the kids would have loved to climb around on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were not impressed with the hike to the top then I assure you that you will be with the view from the tower. It helped that the weather was perfect but…To the west the Presidential range in the White Mountains could be seen easily, to the east is the famed Camel’s Hump and behind that is the Adirondacks high peaks. North-West is the Worcester Range where you will find Mount Hunger and Stowe Pinnacle.

The summit here was not busy and I had all the time in the world to stare at the incredible mountains and valleys all around me. This is truly one of the best fire towers I have ever been on. If you want to see Spruce mountain from another fire tower, check out nearby Owl’s Head mountain, it is only about a 30 minute drive.

 

 

 

The Great White Mountains to the west, The Presidentials with Washington to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel’s Hump; click on picture to enlarge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Vermont hikes is nearby Elmore Mountain and its fire tower. More south is Killington Mountain and Mount Equinox. I never had a bad time in Vermont and I cannot wait to come back.

 

 

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