Azure Mountain Firetower

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Azure Mountain Firetower is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waverly, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

historic site

hiking
16 minutes ago

Easier every time.

Amazing views!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is very well maintained. There are only two or three spots that are slightly tricky when wet if you are towing a baby. If you go slow, it is completely doable. I did the entire mountain barefoot just for the heck of it.

1 month ago

Pretty easy. First hike of the season wearing my toddler and I didn't realize how much bigger he is now. Bugs were bad but that's to be expected this time of year. Amazing view at the top!

1 month ago

Good bang for your buck. Me and my three year old daughter did this in about an hour. Tower is nice and has great views. Not difficult at all.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous 180 degree views from the peak. Stunning 360 degree view from the fire tower. An extremely great, yet challenging hike for being under 3,000 ft. Car to summit took 35 min for the out of shape me and my girlfriend.

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hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and amazing views. Fire tower at the summit has incredible views also

hiking
4 months ago

Quick, steep hike. Nice vistas on top in the spring. Hiked in 2001, fire tower was closed at the time.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is not hard at all, it's short and one of the easier firetower hikes. Great view; saw some Ravens soaring around the cliffs at the top. The trail is isolated though, no matter which direction you're coming from you'll have to drive several miles on a rough, unpaved road. Nothing crazy, it's doable with 2WD, you'll just have to drive slow.

hiking
7 months ago

I completed this hike as a part of the Firetower Challenge. In mid-November, I found the trail in relatively good shape, muddy and slick in places, but not overly difficult. This ascent is labeled as difficult, however it is relatively easy compared to some in the Adirondacks-- a strenuous hike to the top none the less. The one-mile trail was relatively short, offering an amazing view of the ST. Regis Canoe Wilderness area from the top. Make sure to bring your rock to offer it up to the rock pile at the summit! Overall a great hike and worth the effort.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Was a cardio straight up hike. View at the top was worth it.

8 months ago

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hiking
9 months ago

Loved it. Went with my kids (10 and 7). Strenuous and lots of breaks, but definitely worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

My favorite trail close to the school. Don't forget to bring a rock to the summit. The summit undergoes some erosion.

9 months ago