Belfry Mountain (1,850'), 8/28/2018
Mileage: .6 miles (RT)
Elevation gain: 120'
Trailhead: The trailhead is located on 102-154 Co Hwy 7C, Witherbee. From I-87 north take exit 30, go right at the end of the exit. Make a left onto Tracy Road (Co Hwy 6) and drive for 7.7 miles, then take a left onto Belfry Road (Co Hwy 7c). Trailhead is on your left at the top of the hill - about one mile (small parking area on opposite side of road).
This partially restored firetower was originally installed in 1917 and serves up amazing 360° views. The steps of the 47' tower are weathered but sturdy and the cab is open.
The trailhead is easy to find, in fact I drove by it and had to turn around.
This is a great hike for little kids as the wide access road is a short half mile to the top making for a quick reward.
|There are discs marking the way.|
|Yup, this is the trail. It's a little gravelly.|
I passed a radio tower and a second building before the road topped out.
The tower is very sturdy and didn't shake when I climbed it. Steps are narrow and steep.
|View of the steps from the open cab.|
|View of the tower base from the cab.|
The view is spectacular! Both the Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains are visible today.
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