Dickinson Hill Fire Tower Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Petersburgh, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.6 miElevation gain334 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Michelle Eckler
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Trail in great condition - used snowshoes as there was a good amount of snow. Steps up to fire tower cabin were very icy - would not be great for kids. Have to go in firetower for views. Overall, great short hike!

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Michael OConnor
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William Gardner
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Icy! I mean it is January after all. Cool short hike with a few moderate hills. Under ideal conditions an easy trail but add ice and snow and its moderate.

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tammy thayer
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Christina Boyd
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Christina Angell
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We did this trail from the lake a few years ago, nice easy walk. Good for kids just starting to hike.

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Chris Van Woert
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This is a fantastic easy hike! So far I have done the Catskill 5 tower challenge and while the reward is not the same as those towers, the ease of this hike makes it one of my favorites. It is definitely family friendly as we saw several groups with young children navigating this trail with ease. There was a few inches of fresh snow on the ground which made it magical today. I can't wait to come back and do this again in different seasons!

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Sean Merges
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cool little hike, no problems with parking, kinda muddy so id wear boots for sure. view is pretty decent from the tower

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Kaley Garrow
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Duuust Fella
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WalkingMuddy

Nice short trail, a little muddy in November, nothing special other than view from fire tower at the top. That’s good nothing spectacular though. Definitely kid friendly with several signs along he trail sharing some history of fire towers.

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Derek Pender
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Hiking

Great hike. Wide logging trails. Clearly marked trail and hunting posting advisory. A bit muddy near the top. If you’re looking just for the fire tower with a short hill climb, coming from the other side has an access road.

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Dan Petersen
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very rocky and lots of roots covered in leaves. fire tower was cool

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Susan Fritz
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Sarah C
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Don L
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Short trail to a great vista. Foliage was pretty much peak as of Sunday. Trail is easy to find, in good shape. 2.6 miles roundtrip from Long Pond Road trailhead and only a couple of short uphill sections. We combined it with a walk around Long Pond to get about 4 miles of walking in. Grafton Lakes state park is always busy, so expect lots of company on weekends.

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Tom Morgan
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Liz Morgan
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Kelly Lu
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HikingGreat!

It is a little bit rocky on the way up, but wasn’t too difficult because it is short and the woods are so beautiful in fall. The tower can only take one family per time, very narrow stairways and very difficult to walk on it. The space between stairs are large. Luckily when we arrived it was only one family in front of us and we didn’t wait too long. But when we got off there were three groups of people waiting.

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Gaston Robert
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Great

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Stephanie Clement
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Beautiful & close to home !

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Liza I
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WalkingGreat!

It’s very short. Wouldn’t call it a hike. More like a nice walk. Flat for the whole time, some spots are rocky and muddy, but not bad at all. Easy hike for little kids, great views from the top of tower. There is also a picnic table by the tower, we had lunch there

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Jennifer Roberts
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Crowded

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Christopher Farrell
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Christopher Farrell
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Jon Jay
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Elizabeth Nichols
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