Belfrey Mountain

EASY 18 reviews

Belfrey Mountain is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Witherbee, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

views

Easy 0.8 mile RT hike on a wide access road to a firetower with a nice view. At 1840 feet, Belfry Mountain is a short hike (0.35 miles) to a summit of only 1840 feet but it offers a great view. The trail consists of a service road that is used for the communications tower at the top and the firetower.

hiking
6 days ago

Climbed up the fire-tower steps around dusk and although the hike is on a gravel road and not enjoyable at all, I loved the view from the top. I liked looking into Vermont's Green Mountains and also enjoyed doing a altitude comparison with the water tower that was to the north. I also liked looking out at the small town with the sky turning all shades of pink and purple. Hard to beat the effort to payoff ratio here.

hiking
23 days ago

26 days ago

very easy hike, took my son and i 5 minutes to the top. beautiful views from the top of the fire tower!

3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Incredibly easy! Google maps are horrible sometimes, when you get off 87 and onto Tracy road, follow it to a stop sign and take the left on Dalton something road/ County Route 70. The parking area is up ahead shortly on the right. Again, very easy.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

8/26/16~75, mostly sunny. Parking lot is on the opposite side of the trail. Slight incline on a dirt road which turns into a trail right before the tower. Stay to your left, as there are some turns to your right that go no where. Trail is not marked. No bugs, no wildlife, 2 women on the trail, is the only people I saw. Quick hike but worth it when you get to the tower. Took my dog with me, total of .82 including going off the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike for children. Good view from the top. Incredible views from the fire watch tower.

hiking
Friday, January 15, 2016

Super easy climb, barely a hike. Takes about 10 minutes at a slow pace. Great views, especially from the fire tower.

walking
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Completed this as part of the firetower challenge. Has to be the easiest hike ive ever done in my life. I wouldn't even call this a hike. you walk up an access road. took us 18 mins round trip and that was with climbing up the tower, taking some pics, and taking our time due to just hiking big slide mt right before this. (our legs were sore haha)

Beautiful day we went on tho, the foliage was gorgeous so the views were nice.

walking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

This was a quick and easy walk to do. The whole walk took me 15 mins round trip. The views in the tower were nice, but there's other towers around it. The day I went the view was a little foggy. I would say that this is a beginners trail to start on since there's minimal effort involved. I had to do this to get my fire tower badge.

hiking
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nice view and tower with minimal effort. Just a quick walk up an access road. Round trip took less than a half hour.

hiking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Very easy hike... about 10-15 minutes on a dirt road. Really just a walk in the woods. But nice views from the fire tower.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Great "hike" for a check off the list to earning your firetower patch! Beautiful view from the top of firetower but the firetower is covered in antenas, and cameras!

hiking
Monday, April 27, 2015

Very easy hike up a plowed road. No gear required. Excellent views for little work.

hiking
Saturday, December 06, 2014

It's on the firetower challenge list and does have a descent view but I would hardly call it hiking. The surrounding area is also used for radio and cell towers so you basically stroll up a gravel service road/driveway a short ways to the tower, which also has some radio and weather equipment on it.

hiking
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Great short hike in early December for a very rewarding view. Great for all ages.