Mount Fairway (unofficial name) is a high-prominence conical mountain in Warren County.
Mount Fairway is mostly on private property, yet it can be climbed via the power lines right of way and a few woods roads constructed to service the communications tower at the summit. Warren County owns some acres on the mountain for a nature reserve.
Mount Fairway lacks unobstructed views from anywhere but the powerline cut, but the slopes are steep enough that hikers can enjoy views through the trees.
Parked off of Mine Hill Road. I loaded the coordinates others had used for parking but there was a sign near the pull off that said private property. I opted to use a pull off (still on Mine Hill Rd) near Pinehurst Drive (private neighborhood but there were no sign postings where I parked) located on the south eastern side of the mountain. After figuring out parking I walked up the road until I reached the teal postings for town public land. I bushwhacked up the hill and followed the directions many others on here gave. I followed a vague woods road but lost it occasionally. Passed some of the mining buildings and eventually came out near the road to the summit. Met one of the landowners in the area as he was walking down and he informed me that it’s no problem to use the road to get up to the communications tower at the summit (I would still exercise caution even though there are no posted signs along the road). I followed more or less the same path back down.
Had a fairly easy walk in from Mine Hill Road. At the pull-off at 162 Mine Hill Road, someone had put up a "Private Property" sign. It probably isn't, but I parked at the top of the hill and walked down the 1/10th mile to the woods road. Lots of woods roads and lots of fenced off mines but was able to make it without too much difficulty to the summit. A proper road leads to the communications tower at the top with "No Trespassing" signs to the right. It looks like the road and land to the left are public. A good Covid-19 hike - nobody in sight. But I doubt if anyone comes up here except in the deer hunting season. Passed a couple of tree stands. Not much of a view from the summit. The trees are starting to "leaf out". Maybe better in the winter.
Parked at N 40 47.321 W 074 59.441, then found a very small herd path to the right of the larger woods road (that has posted signs). Took that up for a short while before alternating on a combination of woods roads and bushwhacking before hitting the paved road that goes to the actual tower summit. Got sliced up by a lot of stickers, as even the woods roads were overgrown in many places. Also picked up the first pair of ticks of the season.