Azure Mountain Firetower

MODERATE 122 reviews
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Azure Mountain Firetower is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saint Regis Falls, 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
912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

historic site

3 months ago

Great hike, good family hike.

3 months ago

the leaves and recent rain made this steep trail very slippery in spots but the view was beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

This was our 2nd Fire Tower and our favorite so far. We brought along our friends, so we had 2 five year olds, who handled it fine. This was the steepest fire tower we have done yet, but there are plenty of cool spots along the trail to stop, take a break, and explore.

View is fantastic. Make sure that you take the foot path to the right when you are at the summit to go over the the balancing rock.

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hiking
3 months ago

We complete this mountain every year, the view always takes your breath away, never gets old.

hiking
4 months ago

Part of the fire tower challenge. Quiet hiking day as no one else had logged in. Short hike with enough incline to make you work. Nice views limited by the low cloud cover. Interesting “Rock puzzle” just off of the trail and boulder at the top.

4 months ago

amazing view. pretty steep in some spots but it's totally worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike ok view but there is better

walking
5 months ago

Fun short hike. Beautiful view from top. 35 mins up (I’m mid-30’s, fit and got some good sweat going) 20 mins down. Several families with small children doing it. Group next to us at top said it took them 50 mins with two kids under 6 years old.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice work out! Up the mountain most of the way. Fantastic view at the top. Bring some lunch and enjoy the food and view. Took me 1 hr and 10 min. I took my time, pictures and chatted w fellow hikers.
Back down it took me 30 min.

5 months ago

very nice trail.challenging your at an steep incline tge whole way.watch your step you dont wanna fall. the view is worth it.

5 months ago

try to get this hike in once a year! love the view

6 months ago

Absolutely amazing views from the summit as well as the fire tower! Took 45 min to ascend with a 30+lb child in my back. Total trip down was 30 min. Well worth the trip!

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike rewarding view

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked 6/19/18. Short trail but pretty steep! Loved the nice little open summit and restored fire tower. The views were absolutely spectacular from the tower and the summit. Took approximately 1 1/2 hrs round trip. 23rd fire tower.

hiking
7 months ago

A beautiful, easy jaunt with a great view.

hiking
7 months ago

Picture two out of shape Moms, an almost 8-year-old boy, and a 9-year-old girl. Moms were dying. This was a very steep hike from the get go. We made several stops just to catch our breath, and a few more stops to sit and rest. The kids, however? Well obviously they ran to the top, annoyed with us for making them stop to wait for us. Once we reached the summit, it was so worth it. This summit has some amazing views! We did talk with the steward and the kids received cards with their name and date as a keepsake. We climbed the firetower to find even better views! We did spend quite a bit of time at the summit, and yet it was just about two hours total hiking time. I hadn’t seen this mentioned in other reviews, but there is an outhouse in the parking area, but no other facilities, so bring supplies with you.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. It was a beautiful day. A few bugs in the woods but not too bad. Only a couple muddy spots.

backpacking
8 months ago

Great season hike! Slightly muddy, very steep in places I recommend spikes. Fire tower view is amazing especially to the southeast.

8 months ago

Great trail to start the year off

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. A little slippery and muddy right now but worth the climb.

9 months ago

Easy 600 vertical over a mile up to a refurbished fire towel. Easy parking some ice and an inch of fresh snow made an enjoyable couple of hours. Cabin is open and blocks the wind for views of northern NYS

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hiked Thanksgiving day. Saw one young lady and a hunter. Completely socked in as she called it and she was right. At 3:00pm there was not one view to be had. Left a few stones and crystals Ive been waiting to place up there for years and quickly made my exit. Will be back for views. Bring traction. Winter is here for sure.

Monday, October 23, 2017

This was my first mountain hiking and it was beautiful ! Steep but no to bad, it was all worth it!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Was a great hike . The view on top of mountain was Beautiful . I climbed my first Fire Tower here today !

Sunday, October 15, 2017

great hike....harder than Arab, but very doable....we are far from experienced hikers....go and enjoy the view...especially in the fall

Saturday, September 30, 2017

great ride.....

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Beautiful! I would say this is the best bang for your buck among all of the fire tower trails we've done so far. It took us ~45 minutes to climb up. Trail is pretty steep but not difficult. It just keeps going up!
Not very wet and had great views from both the tower and the rock face summit. Would hike again!

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Never found the trail. What a disappointment.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Relatively quick hike with a nice view. Unfortunately the fire tower was being painted and was closed today. It has been a wet summer, so the trail is pretty wet and muddy in quite a few places. Definitely recommend proper footwear!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Hard to find...I thought.. sign says Deer trail ... but eventually I found it. Nice hike, beautiful vista at the top! Moderately steep at points... wet sections as well! But a good day!

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