Please read it before heading out into the wild green yonder, and let's hope that everyone will adhere to that guidance so that we can keep heading in the right direction in the Hudson Valley. Hunter, NY. Cha-ching! Hike to Mount Tremper Fire Tower This short, moderate hike to one of the most popular fire towers in the Catskills ends with an incredible 360° view of dozens of classic Catskill mountains. Before heading out for your next adventure, please check my Hudson Valley trail closures and parking restrictions due to COVID-19 page to make sure that your intended destination is open. To the fire tower from here: just 3 miles! A good workout! Take the Hunter Mountain Scenic Skyride to the 3,200-foot summit to access the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower trail. Follow those red blazes all the way back down! (Then you can volunteer, donate, or shop, depending on your mood.). Bad idea. Based in Woodstock, this popular hiking trail is 5-miles round-trip with a 360-degree view at the top. “Mt. I wouldn’t classify the view as seasonal, though, which generally means you can’t see squat for half the year. 2740 feet), gaining 200… Just head north a short while (about .6 miles) from Uncle Pete’s Campground on Tremper-Phoenicia Rd and you’ll see the well-marked parking area on your right. In the awesome and informative public Facebook group “Catskill Trail Conditions,” someone recently asked about the snakes on Mt. This red-blazed trail leads to the top of Tremper Mountain and 360-degree views from its fire tower. From the spring junction, it took me 55 minutes to get down to the trail register. But since we’re both here, I’ll go ahead and write a trail guide anyway. Very cute lean-to for lunch break about a mile from summit. The views from the tower may not be the most panoramic in the Catskills, but they are still quite something to behold. Tremper. Most comprehensive trail review and trail guide I’ve ever read! While the views are still quite nice from the platform beneath the cabin, it’s rather cozy at that spot. These maps are provided by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and are also available as free app maps on your phone using the Avenza Maps app, so be sure to download them here . Mount Tremper and Willow, Ulster County. From the western side trailhead on Old Route 28 in Mt. The Red Trail continues to the left, which is the way you want to go. This trail is longer than the typical Phoenicia trail but more scenic (not a jeep trail) and a little less steep. No snow or ice. About five minutes after the shelter, you’ll arrive at another junction, this one for a spring. All shareholders are also volunteers on the railroad. 360 view from fire tower. This home was built in and last sold on 1/10/2017 for. This red-blazed trail leads to the top of Tremper Mountain and 360-degree views from its fire tower. This home was built in 2016 and last sold on for. Mt. Tremper Mountain Fire Tower. Kind of! Might as well learn something while we’re here. When I came off the trail at 9:28am, with tired legs and happy new memories, the parking lot was nearly full. Trip Report Archive. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Lots of loose rocks under leaves. I could tell you were cool from the way those wildlife warnings at the kiosk didn’t scare you off. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. ), This is a popular hike, and it looks like you’d do better to visit at an off-peak time (weekdays or very early on weekends) to guarantee yourself a parking spot. If you are visiting anytime other than a weekend between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, you are likely to be greeted with a big fat padlock in your face above the final flight of stairs, preventing you from entering the tower’s cabin. They will steer you up, though. Not many flat breaks. Hiking info, trail maps, and 88 trip reports from Tremper Mountain (2,720 ft) in the Catskills of New York Bring a dry shirt to change to. Even though Tremper Mountain is one of the more popular hikes in the Catskills, it had never bubbled to the top of my to-do list, largely because of these two quotes from the very informative Catskillmountaineer.com trail guide for Mt. This short, steep trail is one of the most popular routes in the Catskills because the view from the Fire Tower is truly extraordinary. Mount Tremper, previously called Timothy Berg, is between Ashokan High Point and Overlook Mountain. The vacant lot last sold on 12/13/2019 for , with a recorded lot size of 0.03 acres (1,304 sq. Beautiful views of Plateau, Twin and Sugarloaf and Indian to the NE on the tower. The Tremper Mountain Trail is blazed red . Very exhausting. Required fields are marked *. Slide Mountain Loop. Great to see you! 143 Tremper Trail , Center Pt, TX 78010 is currently not for sale. Bramley Mountain Trail. lunch at the top. As for the snakes, the kiosk at the trailhead confirmed CatskillMountaineer.com’s warning about timber rattlesnakes in the area. You can find this gem on from the Red Hill Tower Trail located on Coons Road (formerly known as Dinch Road) near the town of Claryville. ... Mount Tremper Trail . While the leaves might mess up your view-soaking mojo just a little bit, there’s still plenty of unobstructed viewing to be done in all seasons. The summit of Tremper Mountain is 2730′ and the steel fire tower on the top is 47 feet tall. The firetower itself was 4 stories high and the views were incredible. (See the “Directions” section below for more details on parking and overflow parking. Hike Length: 6.0 miles (9.66 km) Total Ascent: 1,900ft (579m) Intensity: Moderate Hike. Tremper Hiking trail in Longyear (historical), New York (United States). Tracy’s picture shows the view from the cabin, which isn’t always accessible. I stopped at the Tremper Mountain Lean-to, and checked it out. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Thank you! Anyone done this recently? Nice fire tower. The first Lean-To on Tremper Mountain is the Baldwin Lean-To at 2,100 feet. 7. You can hike it from the other side, but it's a longer hike with even less parking. You can see the water pipe from the Red Trail. The trailhead is along Old Route 28 on Though I purposefully visited this hike when rattlesnakes were extremely unlikely to be encountered, it sounds like that level of paranoia is unwarranted (that’s why it’s called paranoia). Near Shokan, New York. Really rocky and littered with leaves, one spot where you could lose trail at the beginning before the registration box but otherwise pretty easy to follow. Tremper Mountain, Shandaken (elevation: 2,740 feet) This fire tower is believed to be the original structure built circa 1917 and used for fire observation until 1971. (I needed to pop on some micro-spikes to ascend some icy spots here.). This is a joint effort of the NYSDEC and the Tremper Mountain Fire Tower Committee to keep the fire tower maintained and staffed.The fire tower is in good overall condition with an expectation that painting will need to occur in the next few years. From the height of the tower, hikers can see from Manhattan to Albany on a clear day. The 47-foot tower was placed in its present location because of the vast sections of forest preserve not visible from either the Hunter or Belleayre fire towers. The cliffs along this trail are quite dramatic and very beautiful. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Posted by Matty Lonergan on … There are two main trailheads that can take you to the top. It’s all Red Trail all the way to the tower from here. An outhouse! After a while, the roadway turns into a pleasant trail. Pretty summit. Kaaterskill Falls Trail Good idea. Are there ice/snow up there? Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0. Have fun storming the tower! Tremper at all? Pull in, climb out, and let the adventure begin! There are several routes to the summit including trails up Devils Path or the Becker Hollow Trail in addition to the Spruceton Horse Trail. I only needed to hike the Willow Trail to the Warner Creek Trail to complete the list the club has published. Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain near the Saugerties town line, the 88-acre Preserve is a treasure trove of mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, vernal pools, a seasonal stream, and bluestone quarries, and has the first self-guided geology trail in the area. At 2720ft it is not the highest point of the region, but does have a good view from the 47' fire tower that was in operation from 1917-1970. Commenters generally agreed that while snakes are indeed found on the mountain, especially near the bluestone quarry (not visible from the trail) at about 1,500 feet in elevation, most people never see them on this hike. you can see quite a bit on these trails and don't be surprised if you come across a fox or other animals,that's what makes it fun! I’m willing to high-step around some rattlesnakes for a mind-blowing view, but huffing and puffing for 6+ miles for a limited one? ), If you find this free trail guide useful, please provide payment by picking up at least one piece of litter on your hike. I documented everything I could find about venomous snakes in the Hudson Valley in this blog post — Snakes on a trail — in case you like to obsess on this topic like I do.). Might as well start chipping away at those 2,000 vertical feet sooner than later, right? One large wet spot in the beginning shortly after sign in booth. Very magical view. Explore the Catskill Mountains, Tremper Mountain, Burrough’s Range Trail, and Devil’s Path. Earlier in the season the tower had closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternately, you can use the address for Uncle Pete’s Campground: 570 Mt Tremper-Phoenicia Rd With a name nearly longer than the trail itself, the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail is an enjoyable route near Livingston Manor and Hardenburgh that is good for all hikers. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is longer than the typical Phoenicia trail but more scenic (not a jeep trail) and a little less steep. You all must be very cool people. Tremper Fire Tower Trail A red-blazed trail connects the parking area (10-car capacity) at County Route 40 (go east from Main Street in Phoenicia) to the Mount Tremper Fire Tower (2.75 miles, el. Very little snow and ice even though it had rained two days before and was 33 degrees, but sunny. After hikers make it through the tree cover, all you need to do is follow the power lines to the top of the mountain where a historic fire tower and cabin lie. Here’s a panoramic shot of the view from the tower: If you picture the trees at full-blast foliage, you’d really only lose a little of the view on the right. Tremper Fire Tower is part of the Catskill Fire Tower Project. Sorta nearby address for your GPS: Just plopping “Tremper Mountain trailhead parking” into Google Maps will take you to the right place. Kaaterskill Falls Trail The 2,660 sq. The value proposition here didn’t sound compelling. Very long and very tiring nice view though, It was a hard trail but very nice at the top. Those 2,000+ vertical feet were worth it, right? Gradual steep climb with many switchbacks so that made the hike more pleasant. It’s was okay, very nice view at the top but there were so many angle breaking rocks the climb up was earlier then the climb down. Pretty trail so feel bad giving 3 stars because not its fault but never truly felt like in forest until very top when escaped the traffic noise. Not too rocky like Slide Mtn. It's 3.1 miles each way from the trailhead to the fire tower with a good 2,000 feet of ascent along a steep trail. Tremper, the hike is 6.10 miles out and back with about 1967 feet of elevation gain. Hmmmm. (This is nature’s way of telling you to stop looking at your phone. Record your own itinerary from the Wikiloc app, upload the trail and share it with the community. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference offers concise, excellent advice on hiking during this crisis here: The New Hiking How-tos. Baldwin lean-to was super nice, wish I'd known it was there so I could have camped there! On Sunday, October 12th I wanted to complete the Catskill Mountain Club’s All Trails Challenge. Your email address will not be published. The mountain is mostly known for the part it played in several 19th century industrial ventures, and many of the … LIKELY THE BEST AND MOST THOUGHT OUT AND DETAILED REVIEW YOU WILL FIND ON THIS HIKE – THANK YOU – THIS MORE THEN PREPARED ME. 127 Tremper Trail , Center Pt, TX 78010 is currently not for sale. Yes, we will keep our pets on leashes. Your next obvious landmark will come about an hour from the trail register, when you’ll see the trail split. Total Mileage: 6 miles Directions 42.066101,-74.303139 Rise: total rise 2034' Facebook Hike Time: 2-4 hrs My Pintrest Weather Hikes by region Significance: Fire tower, views THE FIRE TOWER PAGE Printable Map Join Aspiring Catskill 3500 club on Facebook Here is some of what you need to know: There was a spring about 2 miles up that was dry in September. How’s it going Mike. Oh well. I took the Willow Trail approach and it is approximately a 6 mile hike round trip with an elevation gain of about 1400'. To be completely honest, we weren’t exactly excited to hike this one. About 30 minutes after the spring, you can catch a glimpse of another trail shelter in the woods. As for the views being seasonal, I can see where the foliage would indeed take away some of the view. The trail follows an old jeep trail and ascends a series of switchbacks before reaching the tower, which sits 47 feet off the ground. The entire Bramley Mountain Trail is about 5.7-km (3.5-miles) long and we suggest that you make the ascent via the Quarry Trail and descend down the Summit Trail to enjoy the best of everything that the trail has to offer. ft. single-family home is a 4 bed, 2.0 bath property. Let’s get to the tower already! You might take special notice of the wildlife warnings, namely the ones about rattlesnakes and bears. 9. I haven’t been up there since the spring, but if you’re even looking for info on Catskill trail conditions in the winter, this page from the Catskills Visitor Center is a great resource: http://catskillinterpretivecenter.org/trail. Tremper. 2. This 2,740-foot summit is located near Phoenicia, New York, in the hamlet of Shandaken, and is primarily recognized for its industrious and commercial history in the 19th century before being purchased by New York State in the 20th century. Just a few moments past the shelter, SHA-BOOM! I visited Mt. (And here’s a quick primer on Leave No Trace, too, to help us keep the trails nice and fresh for each other.). The trail follows an old jeep trail and ascends a series of switchbacks before reaching the tower, which sits 47 feet off the ground. 3. Hiking boots recommended. From there it is an uphill climb for 2.7 miles where you will gain about 1900 feet in elevation. That could be great news, if you’re in a desperate situation. I'll do my best to keep that page as up-to-date as possible. For good reason. It may well represent the most outstanding trail construction achievement by volunteers in the history of the Unfortunately could hear traffic noise almost whole hike. Woodstock, NY. Overlook Mountain. Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hiking Trail. To be completely honest, we weren’t exactly excited to hike this one. “Well, maybe. The woods around us were totally free of snow on these lower slopes. The fire tower is about 250' away, and can be seen from the lean-to when the leaves are not on the tree. .5 miles after that turn, you’ll turn left onto Mt. Much of the hike up from the Old Route 28 parking area follows the Phoenicia Trail, initially as a rocky, wide, unpaved road. (If not, it’s not too late to hop back in the car and go hunt down some good pancakes.). Impressive cliffs and caves line the … Directions to the trailhead: From the Kingston-Rhinecliff Brige, head west on 199 until it just becomes 209 for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear to me. :-). That’s really nice to hear, Sean — glad you had a great hike up there, and thanks for the report! If the parking lot is full, I noticed on Google Earth that there’s another pulloff just up the street. Just keep following those red blazes. Look sharp out there while supporting the trails! ft.). It was interesting as we also did Giant Ledge that same day, which is dubbed as moderate. North-South Lake Campground. Once you reach the shelter, you have climbed 2.3 miles and 1,465 vertical ft. Getting there! Tremper for nine years and never seeing a rattlesnake there. The trail leads hikers along a 3-mile footpath to an old fire tower that sits at the top of Mount Tremper in the Phoenicia-Mount Tobias Wild Forest. 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