Swede Mountain

Swede Mountain - Pure Adirondacks

Swede Mountain Trail is a short, 1.8-mile round-trip trek accessible from State Route 8. This trail is located in Warren County (11 miles from Brant Lake & 5.5 miles west of Hague) and will soon be added to the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge.

The trail begins with a stream crossing and a steep slope before gradually ascending to the summit. The summit's 47-foot fire tower provides panoramic views of Gore Mountain, Crane Mountain, and Brant Lake. The parking lot at the trailhead can accommodate about 15 vehicles.

*Please note that the trail and tower are closed from September 10 to December 16 for hunting season.

Trail Stats:

Elevation Gain: 238 feet

Summit Elevation: 1,904 feet


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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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