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Sterling Fire Tower Loop Hike | Sterling Forest State Park, NY

Hike length: 4 miles, loop

Time to hike: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Directions to trailhead

Climb historic Sterling Fire Tower while enjoying ample birding along the way on this 4-mile loop hike in Sterling Forest State Park, NY! A spectacular, I repeat, spec-TAC-ular hike for bird-nerds thanks to its locality along the Atlantic Flyway, this moderate trek takes you past iron ore mining remains, saunters by Sterling Lake, climbs over undulating ridgelines, and leads you up 60’ Sterling Fire Tower with its 360º views. Hike it while it’s hot!

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