Wakely Mountain

Wakely Mountain Firetower is a 92-foot tall firetower, the tallest in New York State, and is located at 3,742 ft elevation mountain. It offers views of the Blue Ridge Wilderness, High Peaks, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Payne Mountain, Cedar River Flow (southern end), Moose River Plains, and West Canada Lake Wilderness.

It is a 3.0 mile hike up it, with a 1635 ft ascent. The first 2 miles follow a gently climbing old woods road, with the last 1.0 miles being a 1,300 ft ascent.

The trailhead is located 1 mile east of Wakely Dam / Cedar River Entrance of Moose River Plains or 12 miles west of the Cedar River Road and NY 30 triangle.

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State closes Wakely Mountain trail and fire tower, citing safety

I thought they just restored the tower five years ago? Well, oops.

"New York state officials have closed a trail in the Adirondack Mountains until further notice because of safety concerns with the Wakely Mountain Fire Tower."

"The 92-foot tower was closed to public access last December because of structural problems, and the tower’s condition has since worsened."

"The Department of Environmental Conservation says there’s a chance the tower could collapse in heavy winds. DEC officials plan to make repairs as soon as possible to prevent a collapse."

Map: Wakely Mountain Trail

Map: Wakely Mountain Trail

Wakely Mountain Firetower is a 92-foot tall firetower, the tallest in New York State, and is located at 3,742 ft elevation mountain. It offers views of the Blue Ridge Wilderness, High Peaks, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Payne Mountain, Cedar River Flow (southern end), Moose River Plains, and West Canada Lake Wilderness.

It is a 3.0 mile hike up it, with a 1635 ft ascent. The first 2 miles follow a gently climbing old woods road, with the last 1.0 miles being a 1,300 ft ascent.

The trailhead is located 1 mile east of Wakely Dam / Cedar River Entrance of Moose River Plains or 12 miles west of the Cedar River Road and NY 30 triangle.

Map: Wakely Mountain

Map: Wakely Mountain

Wakely Mountain Firetower is a 92-foot tall firetower, the tallest in New York State, and is located at 3,742 ft elevation mountain. It offers views of the Blue Ridge Wilderness, High Peaks, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Payne Mountain, Cedar River Flow (southern end), Moose River Plains, and West Canada Lake Wilderness.

It is a 3.0 mile hike up it, with a 1635 ft ascent. The first 2 miles follow a gently climbing old woods road, with the last 1.0 miles being a 1,300 ft ascent.

The trailhead is located 1 mile east of Wakely Dam / Cedar River Entrance of Moose River Plains or 12 miles west of the Cedar River Road and NY 30 triangle.