Stillwater Fire Tower; Adirondack Mountains NY

Total Mileage: 2 Miles                                                  Directions 43.871949,-75.026729

Total rise: 545 ft                                                                         Facebook

Hike Time: 1.5 hours                                                                 My Pintrest

Weather                                                                                   Hikes by region

Significance:  Fire Tower, views                                         THE FIRE TOWER PAGE

Here is some of what you need to know: The trail-head is on a dirt road, I am unsure if it is maintained during the winter months.

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 from the parking area to the top of the mountain is only one mile, and you will gain about 550′ of elevation. The path is well marked with blue blazes and there were only a few obstacles to slow us down. It was all forest to the top until the tower came into view.





The Stillwater tower is under the care of the “Friends of Stillwater fire tower“. They have taken responsibility for the care and maintenance of this old lookout post; The result is a solid structure. On some weekends the cab is open and a “summit Stewart” is available to educate visitors on the history and geography of the area. The inside had a surprise, and that was a fully refurbished Alidade table (pictured below)- this was used to help identify the specific location of a wildfire…very cool. -Job well done Friends of Stillwater, thank you for the experience.

The view of the distant high peaks would normally be visible but the afternoon haze blocked most of that. The Stillwater Reservoir is down below (an official launch site for canoes or kayaks about 2 miles from the parking area, it looks very cool) and it is surrounded by Low level mountains and a sea of trees.


Alidade Table

















The Rondax Tower is not terribly far from here so we had hit that earlier in the day. Look below for the list of towers we have climbed on the Adirondack fire tower challenge, and do not forget to check out other east coast fire towers that we have climbed.


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