Fire Tower Loop

EASY 13 reviews

Fire Tower Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tuxedo Park, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

hiking
15 days ago

this marked route is not actually the fire tower loop. at the tower, it switches to the sterling lake trail. the red line on the map also cuts off the trail into the woods towards the end, so the actual length is underestimated. it’s also definitely a moderate trail. my moms struggled.

it’s a pretty hike though. nice views.

hiking
23 days ago

More moderate than easy. 4.7 miles to the tower and back without the loop. Climb the tower for an amazing view and the history surrounding the iron mine is truly astonishing.

hiking
1 month ago

great night hike!! must do!!

hiking
3 months ago

I would call this more of a moderate trail. Not great for kids under 10. There is a fairly steep climb at the beginning - after all, you’ve got to get to the top of a hill where they put a fire tower. It’s almost completely free-covered, with only one scenic view other than the tower.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike.. be careful with the many different trails nearby, the visitor center told us it’s easy to go off the trail route onto another trail. The day we went it was overcast. And there were many little flys at the fire tower and in the backwoods. So bring bug spray. The view was nice on the trail to the fire tower at a spot. The trail was easy. Just loose rocks at some spots. We hiked it on May 6th 2018. At the fire tower next to the ranger cabin is a mailbox, don’t forget to write in the logbook! It was a nice time!

snowshoeing
7 months ago

24 inches of snow made this a challenging hike but was fun and not to long to do. With a firetower at the top with some ok views I would recommend

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

nice trail, easy walk.

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hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017