Mount Nimham Fire Tower
ElevationAscent: 326' 100 m
Descent: -326' -99 m
High: 1,286' 392 m
Low: 963' 294 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
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“A quick but challenging (all uphill) overlook run to a restored fire tower.”— Moose Wreck
This is a very accessible trail, if you can even call it a trail, because it is wide and easily navigable by a truck or other vehicle if the gate at the upper parking area were to be unlocked. There are plenty of places to eat and shop in nearby downtown Carmel.
The tower itself probably isn't a venture for those who aren't comfortable with heights—the tower ascent itself is very challenging, and you can feel the air get thinner as you climb. The tower does move even in light wind, and it's quite open to the surrounding environment and elements. A visit in rainy or potentially icy weather may not be a great idea. That being said, the structure itself is primarily sound and is an adventure to conquer on its own.
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