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hiked on 9/23/18, perfect way to start the fall. Started at the McKeever parking area. Took the mile detour to Remsen falls on the way. Took about 7 hours total(including detour and summit time) about 16 miles all together. I definitely think this hike gets a bad rep. Only took about an hour to get to the 3 mile remsen falls marker. For about 5 miles it is completely flat land, so I see why biking is a popular choice. the trail is fairly overgrown, so if you hike, be sure to wear pants and boots! Unfortunately, like others have said, the fire tower is pretty beat up and although the views are pretty, it isn't a spectacular summit. if you love walking through the woods it is definitely a beautiful hike though- lots ferns, plants, and wildlife. suprisingly saw a handful of other hikers on the trail, so not as abondoned as one might think.

Beautiful trail, but seemed longer than guides said? My IPhone registered total walk as 13.4 miles round trip (and we drove the extra three miles up the gravel road which was not counted.) should’ve been ~10ish. Kinda boring although pretty. Goes on flat and straight for miles. Gets steep for the last near mile.

As SOON as we reached the summit- the gunfire started. It sounded close-really close. It continued the entire time we were up there, around 20 minutes. It stopped as soon as we got down the hill about five minutes. Odd coincidence. We were planning to camp but only saw a space for a fire pit but not a designated camp site...and the gunfire was disconcerting.

Great for those who love amphibians and interesting mushrooms and plants. Lots of toads, salamanders and other critters on the trail. Saw several campsites along the road. Not too busy either.

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2 months ago

This is accurately listed as an easy hike! The trail is basically a logging/tractor path through the woods, not rocky or muddy at all and mostly flat. The falls area is very nice and you can hang out on the rocks in the river to feel up close and personal with the waterfall (more like a river rapids section the day i was there).

on Remsen Falls

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2 months ago

Completed trail on 7/21/18. Nice Hike, more of just a casual walk although it is a long walk. Walked trail out and road back. If you don't want the long walk but want to enjoy the river and what it has to offer, drive on the road (crushed stone) back to the trail and walk down. It's a much shorter distance. Maybe 2/3 of a mile. There is an outhouse (Brink your own TP) and a picnic table. Once you reach the picnic table by the river, don't think you have reached the falls area. Keep walking downstream maybe another 3-4 hundred yards. If you have hiked out to the river from the trail head, be careful of taking the road back to the trail head, it is tough on the feet and much longer, hillier walk than expected.

Just wanted to add this here.. a little description for the added trail map with the trail highlighted in pink. MOST RECENT TRAIL MAP DESCRIPTION: the mileage after the point labeled parking is not accurate, it is 4.5 miles to the tower. but you can drive the 3 miles from mckeever lot to the area labeled "parking" in white box. the southern trail that is parallel to the pink trail and eventually connects DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE. You can also drive most of the way to the lake lean-to. It is a 0.5 mile hike to the lean-to and there is also a second lean-to that can be looked up online for the specific location. Please do some research before heading to hike to this tower. It is a bit confusing.

Just completed this hike yesterday! I would really like to clear up some unclear details of this trail and firetower hike. From May-Nov there is a road from the mckeever road that you can drive for 3 miles (past the first parking area/registration box) to the junction entrance of remsen falls and the woodhull mtn trail. Park on the left before a stop barrier that is not open but you need to hike past to reach said junction. (2015 nat geo maps are no longer accurate for this trail.) This cuts off 6 miles of the total and makes for a 9 mile hike RT. The trail was a flat wide truck trail for more than 2 miles, definitely could bike this section and maybe a bit more. The last 2 or so miles to the tower was very gradual and enjoyable. The tower was not in the greatest condition and didn't feel super safe. The tower cab is locked and cannot be accessed. There is a nice campsite at the top also! Bisby road on the opposite side of the tower is not accessible and is private with a fence a ways up the road, so no access to the tower from there. This hike took us 4hrs. We carried packs with overnight gear but didn't end up staying. Bugs were overwhelming but trail was fairly dry. I would highly recommend this hike, views from just below the cab in the tower were great! Happy hiking!!

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5 months ago

The fire tower views are nice, but as others have noted the cabin is locked and it doesn't feel terribly secure without fencing around the tower platforms. The walk to the tower is pleasant enough on a nice early summer day, but not very interesting on its own.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

We enjoyed our day. Trail isn't very exciting. But it was a great day to spend with my family none the less. I would recommend it for a family home that isn't to hard. But that's about it.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

You can drive back 3 miles then mountain bike 2 miles and hike the rest Great hike. Short side trip to remain falls

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I didn't care to much for the over grown grass on the trail. once we broke away from that to go on to another trail it was fine. The water we took a break at and took pics, it was very pretty. We did 10 miles here. I had 3 kids and 2 dogs with me, pretty easy trail.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jim, can you provide a link to where you said it's closed. From what I saw on the DEC website, the firetower and trail are still open. Little Woodhull Trail is closed but I can't find anything about Woodhull Mountain trail being closed.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

July-August 2017 Issue of Adirondac (p. 35) states: "Woodhull Mt. fire tower (trail 76) is closed. DEC is assessing it's [sic] future."

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Very buggy, long, gradual ascent, firetower did not have wire fencing along outside railings, cab was locked at the top

Friday, March 03, 2017

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!

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

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

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

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.

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