Trail to Fire Tower on Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain. 2.4 miles one way via Observer's Trail. 1.8 miles one way via Ranger Trail. Ascends 1,280 feet. Views of Lake Champlain, the High Peaks Wilderness and the Jay Range. New York State Taylor Pond Wild Forest. The name Poke-O-Moonshine is believed to be derived from the Algonquin words “Pohquis,” meaning broken, and “Moosie,” smooth. Observer's Trailhead Located on NYS Route 9. 8.3 miles north of intersection with CR 12 or 3 miles south of I87 exit 33. Ranger Trailhead on NYS Route 9. 9.3 miles north of intersection with CR 12 or 2 miles south of I87 exit 33.
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