and Hiking Information
The Tower can be reached by trails leading from
the east side of the Mountain off Lake Road (approximately an hour hike) and from State land on the west off Hicks Hill Road
(approximately a 2 ½ hour hike).
Hiking the Stissing trails is
at your own risk. Follow the markers. Please stay on the trails – many of the trails traverse private property. In addition,
the soils and flora on the mountain are fragile and very susceptible to damage caused by disturbance and subsequent erosion.
Our neighbors have specifically requested that hikers do not attempt to use the trail from Woods Road where you will be considered
a trespasser. No vehicles are allowed on the trails.
As with most
hiking experiences, there are hazards which should be recognized when hiking on Stissing Mountain. Hazards to footing such
as loose stones, slippery leaves, roots, mud, and ice will generally be encountered depending upon the season. You should
carry your own water (do not drink from sources along the trail) and be prepared for weather changes and emergencies. Where
possible, use trail “sign in” boxes. Please carry out what you carry in, and consider picking up any litter you