Rock Rift Fire Tower Hike | Sunday, October 4, 9:00 AM

Hike the newest Catskill segment of the 567 mile long Finger Lakes Trail. This 5.4 mile hike will take you to the Rock Rift Fire Tower, overlooking the Cannonsville Reservoir. This is the last unrestored tower in the Catskills located on public land. It was built in 1934 by the CCC and closed in 1987. The tower cannot be climbed at this time but the trail to it takes you through glacial moraines and oak and cherry woods as it follows the old telephone line originally connected to the tower.

This hike will give you time for a leisurely lunch and get you back in time to participate in the Cannonsville Reservoir Litter Pickup.

Event Duration: 5.4 miles, 3.5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Bring: lunch, sunscreen

Registration required by 10/2/2015.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:   Yes, only with permission of event leader

Additional Information: This hike is in conjunction with DEP’s reservoir cleanup day.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  coledonnarn@yahoo.com  or 607-445-4003

Driving Directions: From Walton NY- Take NYS Rte 10 west to intersection with NYS Rte 268. DEP Parking lot is on the right with FLTC sign approx 11 miles. From Roscoe- Take NYS 17 west to Hancok and exit onto NYS Rte 268 north to intersection with NYS Rte 10. After crossing the bridge over the Cannonsville Reservoir, DEP Parking lot is on the left with FLTC sign approx 9 miles/