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RED HILL FIRE TOWER

Red Hill Fire Tower in Claryville, New York is the sturdiest, most well-maintained fire tower we've ever been on, and the trail up is easy and fairly short- although the first time we attempted the hike it was way too icy. Go in the spring, summer or autumn and the trek will be very manageable.

You'll find a ranger station at the top of the hill. The view from the tower is exceptional, and it's easy to want to stay up there for a long time. The cab at the top is secure, and there are binoculars and maps to check out. You'll see many other peaks in the Catskills and the Shawangunk Ridge.









 

Accessible day trips & short adventures, intertwined with a little history & a big appreciation for strange landscapes & notable natural landmarks.  

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