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Stillwater Mountain Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle Bay, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 534 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wildlife Bugs Muddy Snow
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Note: Users have reported that portions of this trail run through privately owned hunting property. The trail and the tower is CLOSED every year from the second Tuesday in October thru December 20. The trail is CLOSED for hunting from mid-October through mid-December.

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alyssa brennan
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Michael Buck
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HikingGreat!Private property

short but nice hike with beautiful views atop one of the tallest fire towers in the ADK. A sign on the trail states that the trail is closed for hunting from mid October to mid December.

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Don L
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Easy hike, long ride to the middle of nowhere on a dirt road to get there. Views were kind of blah for a firetower, as trees block much of the eastern view. If you are doing the firetower challenge, it’s an easy one to knock off. As others mentioned, parking is limited to three spots in the trailhead lot, though there are a couple of other spots down the road.

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Angela Noreau
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Nice easy hike.

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Mike Schulz
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HikingGreat!

Great trail for a nice mile hike

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Steve Welgoss
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George Kushner
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Nice view

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Brent H
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Not a difficult hike. Did it with two teens in about 1/2 hour, but we really flew as it had just down poured and we worried about another deluge. I’d say probably 45 minutes for a normal pace. Great view from the fire tower. As some mentioned, only two or three parking spots and the drive there was down a very long dirt road (very slow drive for us due to the rain). No cell service on the way there, so make sure you either get detailed instructions beforehand or you have GPS in your car.

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DareRick Krufchinski
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Sara Thompson
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HikingBugsMuddyPrivate property

Trail was easy in my opinion, not very exciting. Great views from the fore tower but that’s about it. Parking was not great, there’s room for one car and there are “no parking” signs along the road (the 10 mile dirt road)

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Michaelene Poor
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Diane Dean
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HikingGreat!

Tips to find it: at the end of Big Moose Road, look for the dirt road to your right (there are 3 options there) that has a picture of a fire tower. If using GPS map, stay on “Big Moose Toad.” Beautiful, quiet trail, especially during social-distancing. Nice historical pictures at the Fire Tower, which and. Lovely view.

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Luda Voloshchuk
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Trailhead is on Stillwater- Big Moose Rd. did in 45 minutes fast pace. Very easy hike but a pain to find the actual trailhead. (Recorded on the way back only.)

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josie distefano
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Dan Griff
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AllTrails User
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Good fire tower hike with great views!

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Brian Gleitsmann
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Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Easy trail to hike as well. Trail never really gets steep. We reached the tower pretty quickly and came back down even faster. The hardest part is getting to this trailhead as we had to drive down about 7.5 miles of dirt road.

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Gary Stasonis
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Don Estes
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Great trail through the woods to the tower. Tower offers excellent views.

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Abby Carroll
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Beautiful view from the tower with a nice map in the tower to show you what your looking at. Trail is all uphill to the tower but it’s doable.

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Colleen & Paul Jenkins
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Had a little bit of trouble getting to the fire tower. My GPS took us through a series of dirt roads. We turned around and went the ‘long’ way from Old Forge. The trail itself was very easy. We went up and down in an hour, after spending a bit of time at the top. The fire tower is in great condition!

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Vicki White
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HikingMuddy

Hiked this trail about six weeks ago. We had rain, sleet, hail and snow along the way. When we got to the summit, the weather cleared and we had awesome views from the fire tower. Highly recommend this trail for most hikers.

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Melissa Rotkiewicz
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Short, relatively easy hike with amazing views from the fire tower.

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Erica L. Nusbaum
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HikingBugs

Great trail to start the hiking season, for any level hiker.

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Anne Marie Young
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We just hiked this trail! It was so much fun! It was a little more up-hill than we expected-but it was a great hike! The volunteer at the Fire Tower was so friendly and told us some wonderful stories of the history of the Fire Tower. Everyone MUST climb the Fire Tower-the view is amazing! I will definitely do this trail again (even though the unpaved road to get there was a little rough and dusty to say the least!)

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Corey Pentasuglia
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Great hike. Well kept. Definitely need to go up the fire tower for the view. Dirt road on the way in can be rough.

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Jamie Weber
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Hiked this 5/16/20. This was such an amazing hike, perfect for our 3 boys (12, 10, 8) There were two stewards maintaining the path when we reached the summit which made it extra special for us (they gave the boys stickers and a pamphlet about the fire tower and trail..THANK YOU!) the 360 views were amazing from the tower and a beautiful history of the tower and pictures and maps to provide context we’re in the completely enclosed tower, as well. One of the nicest fire towers and family hikes we’ve done. We even were able to find the trial marker at the top with hardly any trouble thanks to the book in the tower. The hike was so fun we almost forgot about the 8-10 mile bumpy gravel dirt toad to get in and out

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