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Fire Tower Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 573' 175 m
Descent: -627' -191 m
High: 1,277' 389 m
Low: 727' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A nice trail cutting through Sterling Forest State Park that leads you to the base of a fire tower you can ascend.

Karl W

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail is well named in that it takes you to a fire tower. The fire tower can be climbed to get some great views above the trees in the center of Sterling Forest.You can start from either side of the trail or take the Fire Tower Connector. I recommend using the trail to create a loop through the forest (for example Sterling Forest Fire Tower Loop). The trail leads up into the forest and largely goes around the hills rather than over, aside from the hill the fire tower is on. You'll pass some marshes as well.

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Land Manager: NY State Parks

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Apr 1, 2017
Don Simpson
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in Sloatsburg

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in New York

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Climbing Sterling Forest Fire Tower rewards you with stunning views of the surrounding woodlands.
Jan 27, 2017 near Greenwo…, NY
You can find nice views from the fire tower even on a rainy day.
Jan 27, 2017 near Greenwo…, NY

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