1 month ago

easy trail, nice view from firetower

2 months ago

Had a lovely time here! I am driving across America in my VW camper so I am always looking for places to park for free and be close to nature. We climbed up the fire tower and cooked breakfast & coffee up there on our little stove, such a wonderful experience.

3 months ago

Short easy hike with a wonderful firetower payoff!! Enjoyed it very much even though it was April and felt like mid February. Also in addition to the 360 degree views from the tower I saw 2 Barred owls!!

9 months ago

Nice short hike with a very nice reward at the top. The 360 degree view from the top of the fire tower is worth it. Great short hike for kids.

9 months ago

There's a great fire tower to climb. Bring bug spray!

10 months ago

Spectacular views from the tower!

10 months ago

Great hike. Not too difficult. The view from the fire tower was beautiful!

10 months ago

11 months ago

Great hike for limited time. Awesome views!

11 months ago

I did not find any blueberries at all at the top, just poisonous look alikes!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Easy 15 minutes up and 15 back just ok if your hitting fire towers other than that kinda a waste with the Catskills around

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great trail for a quick hike and a little exercise. Ferns cover the forest floor, shelter and fire tower at the top. A little hike with a bit of everything.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

This is an easy quick hike. Beautiful views from the tower. Trail was flooded in a few spots.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

has anyone gotten to this trail using Engel Road?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Quick, fun. Very icy & muddy on an unseasonable 70 degree February day - spikes would have helped a lot. Still only took around an hour and a half. More wildlife tracks than human, and great views from the tower!

With the snow and ice I did lose the trail a few times in the middle. Keep a good eye. Nothing cool about getting lost on a mile-long trail!

Monday, November 07, 2016

easy, nice, beautiful view:)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Very easy trail. Nice view from fire tower.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A personal favorite if you're seeking solitary time. I saw no one else on the trail and the trail book didn't have many visitors. The trail head is slightly difficult to find, as it is across the road from the parking lot. It feels like a secret place, I love it! When you get to the top during late July the whole field is covered in wild blueberries. It was such a perfect reward for a moderate hike. You also get a great view of the southern Taconics. I wouldn't have found this hike if I hadn't read the AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley." A GREAT go to book for hikes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Awesome trail for beginners. Easy to follow and offers a great view!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The kids loved picking wild blueberries!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

I think this is a great trail for those looking for more than a beginner "walk in the woods" but cautious to jump into anything too serious. It is a decent hike to the top with some work required to get there. No scrambling required, my 60 year old father who is not used to inclines and has a replacement hip was able to to this (although he was glad i didnt take him on anything more challenging. It was a great little hike, and the top is covered in WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!! we ate and ate then walked back.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Perfect for 6 and 9 year olds!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I love this trail, my family and I use it atleast 2-3 a week during warm weather months. It is great for dogs. There is a small pond located near the top of the trail, by the firepower. There is also a cool campsite area with a lean-to and a fire pit if you are looking to camp. I have not explored any of the side trails yet, just the main foot path.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Good hike! About 45 minutes from Delmar. 2 miles round trip. Cool fire tower.

on Beebe Hill

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Perfect. Short drive from my house. Easy walk, and great view to the end. Kids loved it.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Short hike at about a mile to the fire tower. The views are great about 2/3 the way up the tower. If you do not like to climb towers there are no views. There are also a few other trails around the parking lot that gave me 3 miles total and a pretty old burial ground. Nice little hike that took me about 1.5 hours with my additional trails.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL views! I went up there for sunset and I must admit, without question, was the most beautiful sunset I have seen in my entire life! Just make sure you leave the fire tower around 8, or else you will be caught in the dark on the way down! Took me a little less than about 20 minutes to get to the top. Very easy hike, highly recommend for families!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

This was a great hike. My girlfriend and I decided to do this one on a whim.
Despite the fact that there is a sign that says to climb the fire tower at your own risk - it is very stable and worth climbing. The view is great.
The overall hike was easy, not too steep. We were up and back in just over an hour.
Here is our trip log from the hike that has pictures and some helpful information:

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Short but good hike. Slight uphill on the way to the tower. There is a lean-to hidden off the trail. Didn't get to go up the fire tower because a large group of people ahead of us and we were on a time schedule. But looked nice!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The views from the fire tower at sunset were outstanding.

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