Wear hunter orange. Have your dog wear hunter orange. Keep your dog leashed. Multiple use area. Some folks get pretty loud. Many do not carry out trash. Broken glass and fire pits. Sexist, racist graffiti pops up from time to time. Lots of mountain bikers. The road is a very quick up and back. The trails are mostly well marked and less used. The accessibility trails and camping areas are gone, so while these trails are easy, though sometimes slippery, they are strictly for those with easy mobility.

1 month ago

This was an easy hike where we did the loop. There are a lot of trails in the area that looked good for exploring. The views from the tower was nice. I liked the pink paint job inside the tower and the names of people on the stair treads

I have visited this trail many times throughout my life. The fire tower never gets easier ! My 6 year old daughter loved it and my 4 year old son was able to walk up the second flight of the tower. The staircase now has chicken wire fencing on the sides which "helped" ease my panic stricken mind as I watched my kids attempt to walk up. Would give 5 stars if I didn't have to explain to my kids what all those spray painted "faces" were!

if youre looking for a quick hike with a good view this is it. stay on the gravel road and it will take you to the fire tower. it's a gradual incline to the tower but not bad.

This trail gets very crowded at times and people do not always carry out their trash. Dog friendly, but be aware of broken glass at base of fire tower region and at the several fire pits where people drink at night.
WEAR HUNTER ORANGE - this is a multiple use area that is used by hunters using guns. Use hunter orange on your dogs and keep them on leash. Zero views if you don't climb the tower. The "river" is shallow and barely flowing during drought. Lots of ticks. Horse flies during season.
Bikers. Some are polite; others not so much.
It's an easy hike unless it's humid or slippery. If you only take the road and not the trails it's very quick.

mountain biking
5 months ago

So far I've only walked up the half gravel/half paved path to the fire tower. The walk up from the parking area is steep so it's best to be prepared for it. The path cuts through most of Mt. Ninham, however does not offer any views of the valley. The fire tower is 82'6"ft high and not for the faint of heart. Beware of impending weather as rain storms/wind storms have higher strength gusts at the top of the tower. The views from 1/2 way to the top of the tower are all spectacular and I've walked this multiple times. Path to the fire tower is on the right of the parking area that is off of Gypsy Trail Rd. in Kent, NY. Beware the road to the parking area is steep and narrow and many people will speed on their way down.

great trail for a beginner. little bit of a steep climb in the beginning but had spectacular views from the Fire tower (definitely not for faint of hearts).
way down take the unpaved trail to the right of tower.

trail running
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nice short hike to the top. Views from the fire tower are spectacular!

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