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Red Hill Fire Tower Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grahamsville, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.6 miElevation gain1020 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingSnowshoeingForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead may be temporarily closed during winter due to hazardous conditions. Please check with the park for more information. This is a well marked trail to a fire tower. Please note the tower may be closed depending on weather conditions. However, you can still enjoy the views and the area around the fire tower is quite appealing, nicely maintained lawn with three picnic tables.

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Chris Oliver
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Clear Blue Sky today on 12/3 so decided to try. Pretty layer of recent snow made this hike especially beautiful if a little muddy on lower section. Not too difficult and terrific payoff at top. Tower cabin locked but you can climb to level just below

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Gina Marie
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Samuel Harricharran
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Roman Sheydvasser
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Good trail but overcast/foggy when we went so no views.

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Brandy Reed
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Shawn Innes
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Keara McGuirk
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IDK what I was expecting for a Fire Tower trail but I did not plan properly. Hiked this wearing my 9mo and with my 4 year old. It was a challenge… that said, it was well worth it. The views are amazing and the tower gives it that extra reward for making it to the top. I'd bring more water and snacks for the kids next time even though it's a pretty short distance. Will definitely do this again when both kids are walking

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Devan Bushey
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Hiked up on 10/21/20. The trail actually starts about a half mile further down Dinch Road from what this map shows. Super easy climb up to the tower, with nice views. Tower was locked but you can climb the stairs. Privy on the summit. Measured 2.56 miles and took us about an hour round trip.

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urvashi sengal
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Rocky, need good hiking shoes and view is great

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Saul Rosenblum
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Fantastic trail. The trail itself is only 1.4 mile. Not sure why the description says 3.6 mile.

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Ceyhun Coban
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clearly marked trail! not much traffic on Saturday. very steep climb!

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Matthew Haker
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Boostin Bobby
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trail was moderately rocky with joggable flats along the way. 1 aggressively steep push for a short distance after the split at sign for springs but would consider this easy for most advanced hikers. real short too. views at the tower are practically 360° and well worth it. 1 last thing, .7 or more of the drive is on a dangerous dirt road, narrow and no cell service. plan ahead.

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Boostin Bobby
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Boostin Bobby
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Tasha Hermance
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Really rocky and lots of roots but a really nice easy hike! Views aren’t the greatest but still decent! Super short and spot on!

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Mark Walsh
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Miralem Basic
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Allison Chi
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Nice quick hike! Not too strenuous. Great views from the fire tower!

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H Outdoors
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Grant Denis
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Laurel Flanagan
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We loved this nice walk, trail not hard but the top has a lovely well maintained picnic area. Cab was closed today but you can tell a lot of love goes into this trail and tower

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Port Schemes
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Caitlin Lenio
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The hike itself is really nice. Very moderate and has lots of tree coverage for shade. The view at the tower is beautiful. The thing that bothered me about this trail is the drive into it. It’s a very narrow loose gravel road for about a mile to the trailhead and can barely fit two cars both ways. If you don’t have a AWD car you’ll definitely have some traction problems and it’s a little scary because it’s steep on either side.

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Walter Babiy
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P.J. Pulis
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Fun hike well marked. we started before sunlight to watch the sunrise and was not disappointed. Only gripe is the tower not being fully opened bit beautiful views nonetheless.

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Lindsay Kaden
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Great trail. Not too busy, lots of shade, and my four year old LOVED the fire tower.

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Geoff Greenberg
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Quick hike with a great view at the top. There is a spring a short distance from the top.

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Vinny Fiumara
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Awesome quick and easy trail. Spring is about 8 mins below the fire tower and is an excellent pit stop to drink delicious cold spring water. Views from fire tower are very nice also. Trail had a couple muddy patches but not bad at all. Great overall trail would do it again.

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