Woodhull Mountain Firetower

MODERATE 4 reviews

Woodhull Mountain Firetower is a 12.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Webb, New York that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.2 miles 738 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

Woodhull Mountain, located six miles south of Old Forge is a 15.2 mile RT hike that offers excellent views. From the State Land parking lot in McKeever (between Otter lake and Minnehaha, on Route 28), travel on foot (or mountain bike or cross country skis) about five miles on a relatively flat dirt road. Proceed past the turnoff to Remsen Falls to a clearing with a bridge. Cross the bridge, stow the bikes or skis and continue on the trail about 2.5 mi to the summit. The trail is never steep but climbs slowly to a fire tower on top with excellent views all around.

23 days ago

1. The tower is locked
2. The trial is definitely 16 miles out and back not 12. Wake up AllTrails you will get someone killed out there
3. This trial is very long and very boring. First 6 miles are on just a straight flat path.
4. About a mile from the summit the trail splits. I took the left trail like Nick and quickly made it to the tower.
5. Bring skis or snowshoes unless you want to post hole for 16 miles and 8 hours like myself
6. Start early!

hiking
9 months ago

Trail was very overgrown at .65 miles there is a fork in the trail, both have markers. I took the trip on the left and still made it to the tower. Not sure where the other trail goes. Overall nice challenging hike with views from the tower

hiking
9 months ago

Just finished this hike two days ago. After reading several reviews on how to access this trail, it still took a bit of time to find the second trail head. I had found it at the second stop barrier sign on the dirt road. At this point I had decided to tackle Remsen Falls then proceed with Woodhull. The falls were ok but not anything spectacular to look at. The trail to Woodhull was fairly flat, much like a tractor path, until you crossed the wood foot bridge. After this point, the trail was overgrown and not well maintained. Some of the trail markers are missing which made it difficult at times to keep to the trail. Once at the fire tower, the views were far from amazing. The tower was in rough shape and locked. So no good views to be had. I guess on a good note, I can check this tower off my list.

hiking
2 years ago