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Fire Tower Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (1)

Large peaceful valleys, quiet pine grove, and a babbling creek after rainfall.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

711' 217 m

High

521' 159 m

Low

58' 18 m

Up

248' 76 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From the fire tower, head east and the trail soon crosses over the gravel road where the trail gradually descends into a valley. The trail has some water erosion, but is wide enough to hike alongside. A few creek crossings down in the valley can be challenging after a heavy rain. The trail occasionally meanders part ways up the side of the hill and affords some nice elevated views of the creek below. Eventually the trail rises up and weaves through an old pine grove before meeting with the Foxy Hollow Trail about 1 mile from the trailhead. Continuing south on the fire tower trail, you'll cross another gravel road, and then arrive at another fork in the trail in about 1.3 miles. The fork to the right (southwest) will lead you to the campground. The fork to the left (southeast) continues down into another valley where the trail meets the Twin Lakes Trail. Just before meeting the Twin Lakes Trail is a wide, shallow creek crossing that may lead to wet feet if unable to find enough stepping stones.

The trail is well marked with red rectangular blazes.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, hickory, beech, pine, and sycamore trees grow here.

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Chris W

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Apr 25, 2020
Chris W
Hiked from the fire tower to the campground - the trail gets sloppy if you continue to twin lakes. There is one large downed tree.
Jan 12, 2020
Chris W