Mount Tremper Trail

HARD 31 reviews
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Mount Tremper Trail is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Phoenicia, New York that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2057 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

river

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

A pretty challenging hike for me, but I was a little disappointed with the views; the tree line blocks most of it. The top of the firetower was locked when I went, but I was able to climb up most of the way, and from there you can see a better view.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked it with my two sons. Tough with loose stones covered in leaves but we had a great time.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Not the most exciting trail. The footing is a little tough. Nice views from the tower.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

One of the harder fire towers trails in the catskills and Adirondacks. Beautiful view from the tower.

hiking
9 months ago

Hike was not very challenging but just required stamina as it was loose shale all the way to the top. Fire tower provided a very nice view of the Catskills

11 months ago

Hard at first but not too difficult. Pretty view from the fire tower.

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

Trail was all loose shale the whole way, the views from the summit are okay at best as the tree line continues to grow higher. We had a great night camping on the mountain though. We also has a bear sighting on our descent from the top, so be mindful of that possibility

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Easily accessible with a good parking area. I started at 8:30am and was the only one on the trail aside from the wolf that crossed the path in front of me. Passed 5 groups of hikers on my way down the hill around 10am.

Steep ascent in the beginning with loose shale. Regretted not bringing my boots, I could have used the ankle support. The fire-tower platform was locked, but there was a decent view from the stairs underneath. Great, quiet hike in the woods.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 06, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

The trail was challenging. There is a steep ascent not far from the parking lot. Ice was minimal. We did not need micro spikes. The trail has a lot of loose shale on it that makes it not all that fun to walk on. You need to keep your eyes on the ground a lot. I was glad I had poles and boots with ankle support. The trail levels out in places, which gives a nice respite from the steep climb. The view from the tower is very nice but there's not much of a view from the summit otherwise. The top of the tower is locked but you can get a good view from the stairs beneath it.