Snowy Mountain Trail, part of the Jessup River Wild Forest, ascends 2,000 feet and 3.8 miles from the Snowy Mountain Trail Parking Area to the fire tower at the summit, which often has deep snow in winter. Snowshoes and/or micro spikes are recommended on this hike during the winter months. Check current conditions here.
The Fire Tower is a 47-foot tall, restored Aermotor LS-40 tower at 3,897 feet elevation. The trail crosses the West Canada Lake Wilderness and the Township 33 CE. Respect posted signs.
Snowy Mountain Parking Area and Trailhead is located off State Route 30, with parking for nine cars. Follow the Snowy Mountain Trail to the fire tower on Snowy Mountain. (43.7012°N, 74.334718°W).
Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.
Map of Snowy Mountain Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.