Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildlife
The Fire Tower Loop Trail
starts at the Pineview Trailhead and diverges to the Lake Trail
after a quarter mile. Look for the white diamond blazes marked with permanent marker. The trail initially descends steeply into the hollow and leads out to Piney Creek Trail
. This section is poorly marked, and there can be a challenging water crossing depending on rain/season. Follow along the river to find the trail back to the Fire Tower, which is a three-way intersection marked with a cairn. It is a long, but gradual climb upwards to the parking lot.