Red Hill

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2.5 mi
Distance
1 hrs 12 min
Time
terrain
773 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This hike is an easy-to-moderately strenuous out-and-back hike to Red Hill in Catskill Park. Red Hill offers a fire tower, and is one of 30 fire tower climbs that are part of the Adirondack Mountain Club's Fire Tower Challenge.

According to 2020 Gaia GPS data, this hike is 2.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of ~747 ft. The trail goes by Red Hill Observer's Cabin & Museum.

Getting Started

Trailhead parking for approximately 6-8 cars is available on Old Dinch Rd. in Claryville, NY. There is also limited parking available on Old Dinch Rd.


Sights to See


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    2 years, 3 months ago
    This is an easy, 1.4 mile hike that ends at the Red Hill Fire Tower. When the tower is open there are excellent views. There are no views from the summit except from the tower. Since this is part of the Catskill fire tower challenge, the small parking lot can fill up requiring you to park alongside a one lane dirt road. The hike goes through a classic example of a northern hardwood beech-yellow birch-maple forest.
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Sebastian Delmont 1 year, 4 months ago
Red Hill Fire Tower
The trail can be rocky and steep at times. Not recommended if you have limited mobility.
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