Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

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.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 912 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Rock climbing

Skiing

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Historic site

Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (318)
Photos (270)
Recordings (213)
Completed (622)
Kelly Packard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 10, 2020
HikingMuddy

We were the first car in the lot this morning at 7:30am. The hike was very enjoyable even though there was heavy fog and we could see only a few feet in front of us from the summit and the fire tower. I bet the views are great, though! Careless hikers have really widened the trail needlessly. I will be making a donation to the Azure Mountain Friends in hopes they can do something to deter people from taking shortcuts and walking around the mud instead of through it. It's such a short hike that I would do this again, but we had to go extremely slow down the access road in my low sedan. As others recommended, we did NOT listen to Google (recommended we take Keese Mills Road which becomes Blue Mountain Road but requires 18 miles of really rough road travel), and instead went from Paul Smiths up 30 over to 458 then down Blue Mountain Road. Even when we left go to hike Saint Regis afterward, we went back the way we came to avoid as much of the dirt road as possible.

Melanie Huntrr
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 8, 2020
HikingRocky

I went about 2 years ago. It was a wonderful hike! Gorgeous view! The view from the fire tower is amazing to!!!!!! A excellent view of God’s creation!

Matthew Callaghan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2020
HikingGreat!

Great for children or with man’s best friend. Nice view at the top....Fire tower at the top is not to be missed!

Rachel Davis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
HikingRocky

Hike offers a little challenge without being too difficult and the view at the end is more than worth it.

Charles Mace
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Hiked Azure on 08/02/20. Great shorter hike with an amazing view. Even on a rainy day the trail was manageable. Will definitely hike this again in the fall!

View Charles 's Recording
Pete Mason
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020

excellent hike, good for all ages, amazing views of the High Peaks, just a long drive to get there!

Brandy Luther
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020

Like every one has said, steep but great views at the top. My husband was able to carry our 11 month old up in our hiking child carrier, and my 3 year old walked up and down the whole thing. Loved the 360 view from the fire tower

Tory Trzyna
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 28, 2020
HikingGreat!

Looking for a short hike to do after you've completed a high peak? This isn't what you're looking for. The other reviews weren't kidding, this is a burner and steep the entire ascent. View at the top was great though, enjoyed the fire tower and exploring some side trails and lookouts at the summit.

Amanda Muldoon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 21, 2020
Hiking

Great trail! Well maintained marked. It’s a quick one but it’s a BURNER. Steep ascend from The very beginning. Views are gorgeous and worth it. Lots of room to social distance at the summit

Gary Samony
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 20, 2020
Hiking

Great hike , steep but quick ! Worth the views and fire tower!!

Traci Laing
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 15, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful trail with awesome views. Fire tower adds a little extra fun.

View Traci's Recording
Liz Trotter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 12, 2020
HikingBugs

I love this trail. A bit buggy in the beginning but nothing a little deet can’t handle. Short trail but steep. My dog and I have been coming for years! Always worth the view

View Liz's Recording
Alex Peet
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 7, 2020
HikingBugsRocky
View Alex's Recording
Lara Varden
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 4, 2020
HikingBugs

We started our hike at 7:40 am. Temp was 58 and beautiful! We had the mountain and summit to ourselves so we climbed the fire tower. What spectacular views!! You could see a nice portion of the Adirondacks as well as the St. Lawrence River Valley. There are a lot of side trails and other areas to explore on the summit. Just a note that there are no natural water sources for pups, so if you bring yours, be sure to bring extra water and a dish. We came across a few groups of people as we were descending and stopped to linger and talk. What a great quick climb to start the 4th of July!

View Lara's Recording
Angela Noreau
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 3, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful view. Very steep. My kids made the hike but barely

View Angela's Recording
Emily O’Brien
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 3, 2020
Hiking

More steep than I expected for a shorter hike. Definitely had a good sweat going up! We went early today and couldn’t see the view because of the fog. We arrived at 7:15 and were back in the parking lot around 9:30. Took us 45 mins up and 45 mins down. The Firetower was open and I assume if it isn’t foggy, it’s an epic view. Nice spot to sit on the summit.

John Jester
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 14, 2020

beautiful view

Michelle Komornik
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 7, 2020
HikingRocky

Short trail but very fast elevation gain, steep most of the way but no scrambling required. The summit has different sides to explore as well as fire tower. Fire tower is not locked up, it’s possible to go up. Views are great. ***The last 3 miles of the drive up to the trailhead is a rocky dirt road. We drove up in a truck, would not recommend for a sedan with low profile tires.

Mary Lou Rabideau-Bruno
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 5, 2020
Hiking

Very little mud. Buggy. Not as steep as I expected.

Ivan Stevenson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 2, 2020
HikingMuddyRocky
Marissa Brock
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 31, 2020
HikingRockySnow

decent trail, she be kinda steep tho. unfortunately it was snowing when we visited. Firetower is still temporarily closed due to covid.

View Marissa's Recording
Nick Riley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 25, 2020
HikingMuddy

One of my favorites, quick and not to easy. Makes for a good morning hike.

Carlene Peters
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 22, 2020
Bugs

very nice hike incline all the way to the top. a short hike with an amazing view. the black flies and mosquitoes were out with a vengeance. they were the worst part of this hike. couple muddy spots that you can easily maneuver. the firetower is closed due to covid-19 so I didn't climb it. will do this trail again in the fall.

Stacie Ashley-Ash
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 19, 2020
HikingMuddyWashed out

Little washed out in some spots but as always a hike for sure! Got up early at caught the clouds on the top! Nice and quiet.

Adam Lucas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMay 17, 2020
HikingMuddyWashed out

Quick hike and nice views from the summit as well as the fire tower. A lot of garbage left by careless people. Someone was even nice enough to defecate next to the trail. Heavy usage, go early if you want to enjoy it. A little muddy and some washout, black flies starting to make a presence.

View Adam's Recording
Showing results 1 - 25 of 318