Stissing Mountain Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
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Stissing Mountain Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pine Plains, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Short, quick hike with a huge payoff at the top. Took about 30-45 minutes to get up, 15-20 down. Views of the Catskills from the extra high tower are excellent!

hiking
15 days ago

This was a nice short hike that I enjoyed. I chose the trail on the right on the way up and the steep trail on the way down. Views from the tower were awesome, except the bees were very active up there.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
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2 months ago

Good little workout 1 mile up 900 elevation 90 foot tower offer awesome views well worth it and another NY fire tower down

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The first kilometer is a little steep, but the view from the fire tower is worth the effort.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Difficult at first but well worth the views

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

This short steep trail leads to a fire tower with an incredible view. It is well worth any trouble it takes to get there. Check out my full write up which includes things to look out for.

http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/stisslefiretower

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Good trail, GREAT tower! Incredible views in every season.