Wakely Mountain

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Fire Towers
within Adirondack Park
Distance (1-way): 6.00 miles

The first structure on Wakely Mountain was a wooden tower constructed by the Conservation Commission in May 1911. In 1916 it was replaced with a 70' Aermotor LL25 tower making it the highest tower in the Adirondacks.The tower ceased operation at the end of the 1988 season when the DEC determined that towers were no longer effective and decided to phase them out of service. A major effort is under way to save Wakely Mountain Fire Tower from removal.

Status: Open to public, not restored. Restoration plans are underway.

Tower: 70' Aermotor LL25 tower

Trail Description: Summit Elevation: 3,766. The three-mile hike up the mountain is fairly steep and strenuous, and gets very difficult at the end. The firetower can be climbed, and the 360 degree view from the tower is spectacular.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult




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