Spruce Mountain

Spruce Mountain - Pure Adirondacks

Located in Corinth, NY, the Spruce Mountain is an out-and-back hike to a 73-foot tall fire tower that awards you with 360-degree views from the top. The tower was refurbished and opened in the spring of 2015 along with a new trail to the summit. Click here to see a list of the other fire towers in the Adirondack Park.

Please take note: This trail is closed during the big game rifle-hunting season from late October to early December. 

The parking lot and trailhead are located on the end of Spruce Mountain road in Corinth. From the trailhead, the trail winds through the woods for 1.3 miles to the summit, gaining approximately 1000 feet of elevation along the way. As you begin your climb, a little past the trail sign in box, keep an eye to the left as there is a natural spring pool where you can see the spring water bubbling from the ground.

The trail is a consistent and easy grade almost the entire way up, with a few sections of easy to flat trail. This is a great hike for all skill levels and is very family friendly. The Spruce Mountain summit is entirely treed so you will need to climb the tower to see the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The tower is enclosed at the top, allowing an escape from any windy or harsh weather.

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Fire Tower Collection

Inspired by these iconic structures and the hiking challenge, we have created multiple products for our community.

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Fire Towers Guide Book

Extensively revised in 2021, this popular hiking guide to fire tower trails enables hikers, history buffs, and others fond of Adirondack and Catskill trails to visit and learn about 30 historic fire towers.

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Keep it PURE

Remember to Leave No Trace! Buy a physical map, read it, plan, and prepare. Think about the NYS Rangers and medical personnel that exhaust themselves for a rescue that could have been avoided. Pack out your trash. Use a bear canister when primitive camping and cook away from where you’re sleeping. Do the rock walk to help reduce the impact on fragile alpine vegetation. Camp at designated campsites and never camp on or near summits.

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