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Smith Mountain Fire Tower

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Smith Mountain Fire Tower

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963melissan wrote a review Apr 2021
Auburn, Alabama596 contributions27 helpful votes
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New additions were added since the last time we visited. They are a nice improvement and provide education about the area. The location is well kept and it’s clean. Views are pretty cool from just about any location, whether it be from on top of the rocks or from the top of the tower. Give yourself time to explore the area.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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John D wrote a review Jul 2018
Columbus, Mississippi204 contributions46 helpful votes
Come see this real fire tower that you can climb. You better have good lungs and sturdy legs. It has recently undergone extensive renovation and is a treasure to the area.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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FosterMascot wrote a review Apr 2018
Birmingham, Alabama21 contributions23 helpful votes
A half mile walk gets you to the top of Smith Mountain and an 80 foot fire tower restored in 2012. There are numerous interpretive signs at the top for flora, fauna and geology as well as some picnic areas. There are also some exposed granite boulders that can be climbed. The fire tower has a 360 degree view of Lake Martin and the Tallapoosa county area. And there is good birding on the trails. Check out some of the other websites for details. Because rain was threatening we took the road up and back but you can take different hiking trails up and back. There is ample parking at the trailhead.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Crystal L wrote a review Feb 2017
Opelika, Alabama19 contributions7 helpful votes
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Who knew such a spectacular place to hike was so close to home? Easy drive and challenging course with plenty of rest stops and breathtaking views!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Nigel D wrote a review May 2016
102 contributions38 helpful votes
You'll have to follow the signs to find it, but Smith Historical Fire Tower gives you a gorgeous vantage point for viewing the lake and wilderness. It's half a mile into the mountain and half out, with little difficulty; there will be brief, steep inclines, but it's manageable for anyone without a medical condition. I'm not exactly an engineer, but the tower gave all appearances of being safe and stable. Sunset's the best time to visit, as the water will set in the direction of the lake. It's not a long excursion, but that's part of the appeal; it's a quick attraction, leaving you happy without consuming your entire day.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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