Mount Tremper Trail

HARD 86 reviews
#13 of 80 trails in

Mount Tremper Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenicia, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,027 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

views

wildlife

scramble

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic fire tower views from the central part really the heart of the Catskills. Did round round on four hours yes per other reviews there were slippery rocks and the descent took as long as the climb. No sightings of rattlesnakes but the group prior to us saw a bear. Really an old road type trail much easier than ADKs though. Hint be sure to go when the FT cabin is open. No view from the ground. The view from cabin compared to top step is very significant so really time it when an observer is there.

1 month ago

Views from the top were great, and it was a good workout to get there. There is another, longer approach from a nearby town called Willow. It is supposed to be a more scenic approach, however parking can be tricky. I would like to check that way out some time.

backpacking
1 month ago

This hike seemed to drag on and on. In the end it was ok. Not a hike I'd do again. be careful of the poison ivy near spring.

hiking
1 month ago

Strenuous hike due to steady pretty monotonous climb. Worth the view from the fire tower, quite spectacular. More staying power than fitness or experience needed. 3 hours round trip with a solid 25 at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of elevation gain on this trail. Very wet and rocky most of the way up. Decent views from fire tower. Took a little longer than anticipated.

hiking
2 months ago

The fire tower is a great reward at the end of the trail, but at some places there are slippery and/or loose rocks that make the way back down challenging. No plateaus or view points anywhere except at the top. Only a few very steep moments. With many water breaks and a 15 minute rest at the fire tower we clocked in at around 5 hours out and back. Best part was that it is mostly shaded the whole time which made the length bearable. Watch your footing as we did see a baby copperhead on the trail (surely mom was close by).

2 months ago

It was a challenge and there was a lot of lovely fauna to see including a fresh water spring. Nice views at the top and when you’re done you’ll feel like you had a good day in nature and have gotten some great exercise too.

hiking
2 months ago

Very wet trail and top of fire tower is locked

2 months ago

tougher then we thought. rain made the hike more technical. very nice view from the fire tower.

3 months ago

Hiked 2 days ago. Trail is a well worn old jeep road so not exactly a nice trail, but good footing. Grade is mild to moderate the entire way. You can make better time than “book time “ due to trail conditions. Decent views from fire tower stairs (cabin closed)

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Definitely should not be characterized as "Hard" though would be tough for a novice hiker or young kids. Clearly marked trail, great views from the fire tower. The Tower was locked today but can still see across Catskill Park from the top. Will go again!

hiking
5 months ago

Strenuous hike due to consistent incline, but somewhat too straight-forward. The view at the summit is basically nonexistent unless you climb the fire tower. When I arrived, there were too many clouds to see anything. After spending some time at the top of the tower, the clouds cleared and a nice view opened up. However, I have seen many better views from more interesting trails. Many, many, gnats as well made it impossible to stand still.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike. Lots of things to see on the way up, leantos, etc. did it as part of the fire tower challenge, the tower was locked but you could still climb up the stairs

hiking
5 months ago

Climbed yesterday in beautiful weather approx low 60’s. Very dry hike with a few patches of snow near the summit. Some cool shelters on the way in case hikers wanted to stay the night. Seemed long but was beat from a previous hike. 4 hour hike with awesome views at the top. Fire tower not in great condition and was closed at top!

hiking
6 months ago

Probably one of the easiest mountains I have done I have NO idea when it’s listed as hard ! Trail had minimal snow towards the top but spikes and shoes are no longer needed ! Beautiful views

7 months ago

Great trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike took 3 hrs round trip First 2 tenths of the hike is the hardest Weather was 30degrees dry trail no mud

hiking
11 months ago

It was a brisk day 11/11/17 first ones on the trail that day
Pleasant hike still not sure why it's rated hard
The terrain is easy to navigate made to the tower in 2 hours and 20 min that included a pit stop to the first lean to
I would DEFINATELY do this hike again

11 months ago

Nice walk in the woods. went up steadily but felt like a long hike... no views going up, nice fall colors. Tower was locked

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nice hike, moderately steep some of the way but very easy with switchbacks. No views from the summit, great views from the firetower.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Nice moderate hike...love when the payoff is a firetower. Unfortunately the clouds were hanging pretty low and the view was not too great. Trail seemed great for families with children met several on the trail

hiking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Awesome but be careful off loose rocks

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Not bad ok hike i wouldn't say hard good workout views were good from tower. Another 1 down on the fire tower challenge that's most important. FYI no snakes bears or wolves just lots of other hikers

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

love this place! fire tower is so cool, recommend to do it with low lying clouds, and alittle rain, it will be worth it

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great hike up. Very challenging. Views from FIRETOWER were phenomenal. Trail a bit slick from recent rains. A must do for the FIRETOWER Challenge.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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
Monday, November 07, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

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

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