We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stissing Mountain Fire Tower

Is this your business?
Review Highlights
Great outing

Take the kids or out of town friends. 30 minutes hike to tower and then the climb. Reward is the... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
New York City, New York
via mobile
not the place for someone who is afraid of heights

Getting to the Fire Tower is a feat on it's own. Depending on which trail you take, the climb can... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
new york
Read all 6 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fire tower”(4 reviews)
“hudson valley”(2 reviews)
“minutes”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Lake Road, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Reviews (6)
Filter reviews
6 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfire towerhudson valleyminutesfriendstrailviewclimb
Updating list...
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Take the kids or out of town friends. 30 minutes hike to tower and then the climb. Reward is the view. Advise not to go in windy or rainy day.

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We used an old version of "50 Hikes in the Hudson Valley" to find this place. The book didn't do a great job with directions, not the park's fault. However, once we got to the loop to the fire tower, the trail blazes were missing...More

Thank laurenceb284
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Getting to the Fire Tower is a feat on it's own. Depending on which trail you take, the climb can be very steep with challenging footing. It's beautiful once you get up there. You can see for forever!

Thank quipsmom
Reviewed September 12, 2016

It is a bit of a hike up to the tower but, once you get there, the view is easily worth it. Make sure you bring your camer and a pair of binoculars. The best time to go up is in the fall when you...More

Thank brucek916
Reviewed April 12, 2016

If you have 90 minutes or so to spare and are in shape for a short, strenuous hike, I would recommend Stissing Mountain, just outside of Pine Plains, NY. The fire tower is quite tall, so it may not be for everyone, and there might...More

1  Thank ADKMtnFred K
Reviewed January 13, 2016

This fire observation tower on top of Stissing Mountain was constructed in the 1930s. It has been transferred from the State to a local not for profit Friends of Stissing Landmarks (FOSL) who maintain it for public use. Stissing Mt rises 1000' above the surrounding...More

Thank selake92
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Johanna's Motel & Restaurant
18 reviews
9.62 miles away
Omega Institute
102 reviews
10.16 miles away
Taghkanic Motel
7 reviews
10.56 miles away
Interlaken Inn
421 reviews
11.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8 restaurants in Pine Plains
Pine Plains Platter
33 reviews
.53 miles away
The Farmer's Wife
19 reviews
4.76 miles away
Coyote Flaco
14 reviews
7.49 miles away
Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Tasting Room
128 reviews
7.87 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 attractions in Pine Plains
Hillrock Estate Distillery
30 reviews
4.01 miles away
Wethersfield Garden
8 reviews
6.47 miles away
Taconic Distillery
7 reviews
6.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Stissing Mountain Fire Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines