Thursday, August 1, 2013

Warner Hill Fire tower - 605 Ft.

Warner Hill fire tower - Derry NH
STATE:New Hampshire
TOWN:Derry
DESTINATION: Warner Hill Fire Tower
ELEVATION: 605 feet
SUMMIT COORDINATES: N42 53.130' W71 15.978
TRAIL: Tower access road
DISTANCE: 0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 65 feet
HIKING TIME: 15 minutes
SEASON: Early Fall
DATE: September 23, 2007

PARKING:

From the 102 / 28 rotary in Derry take East Derry road for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Warner Hill road for 1.2 miles to the intersection of Reuben Rd and the Warner Hill fire tower acess road. Park on the side of Warner Hill road.

USGS QUAD: USGS Derry Quad

MAP: (Warner Hill)


DESCRIPTION:

From parking go under or around the gate leading up the tower access road. The road is a paved surface. After 0.13 miles pass through the opening in the rock wall, the tower is 150 feet away. The summit is an open and grassy area and contains a very large cell phone radio tower and brick utility building. Limited views are available if you climb the tower steps.

TRAIL DISTANCES:

HIKING DISTANCES
DESTINATION
DISTANCE TOTAL DIST.
parking - Summit 0.15 miles 0.15 miles

HIKING TIMES:

HIKING TIMES
DESTINATION
TIME TOTAL TIME
parking - summit 10 minutes 10 minutes

NOTES / COMMENTS:

Warner Hill (605 feet) is the highest point in the town of Derry. Unfortunately, the hike and fire tower are uneventful and in my opinion the worst of the 15 active fire towers in New Hampshire. the tower is 41 feet tall and first began operation in 1939. The tower was used during WWII for aircraft detection by the Aircraft Warning Service. After the war the station was replaced with the current one.

 Limited views from the summit.
 

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