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Overlook Spur Trail (Red)

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A sensational panorama after a hefty climb up Overlook Mountain.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Doubletrack

3,134' 955 m

High

1,765' 538 m

Low

1,369' 417 m

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0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Sign in at the registration kiosk near the trailhead. It helps the DEC channel support for upkeep. The Fire Tower hill is the Red trail with numbered utility poles all the way up. The trail is doubletrack or wider, packed crushed stone. It's 2+ miles uphill with little respite.

On your way up, keep your inspiration flowing by peaking left to glimpse Indian Head Mtn and Sugarloaf Mtn peaks. And, the utility poles that line the trail are numbered if you need some encouragement that you're making progress.

Around 1 3/4 miles up the trail levels off for a quick second when passing the ominous old mountain house. Then bear right at the intersection and pass by the gate leading to the firetower. There is a little cabin with some museum displays and historical goodies. The tower is awesome. Take the stairs to the top and get one of the best 360 degree mountain views around.

Contacts

Local Club: Woodstock Land Conservancy

Mar 26, 2019: WLC is hiring 2021

Feb 19, 2019: DEI

Sep 13, 2016: WLC Projects

Land Manager: NY Dept of Environmental Conservation

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Daniel Frisina

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Overlook Fire Tower, Ashokan Reservoir in the distance
Nov 18, 2014 near Woodstock, NY
Creepy old mountain house ruins along Overlook Spur Trail (Red)
Nov 24, 2014 near Woodstock, NY
Start of descent down to Echo Lake (and apparently a burr on my shoulder).
Nov 18, 2014 near Woodstock, NY
The up-up-uphill in late fall on Overlook Mtn
Nov 24, 2014 near Woodstock, NY

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Dec 14, 2015
Matt Tomko
Straight up for 2 miles 2.3mi