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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red Hill

Red Hill Fire tower - 2033 Ft.
STATE: New Hampshire
DESTINATION: Red Hill
ELEVATION: 2033 Ft.
TRAIL: Red Hill Trail
DISTANCE: 3.4 Miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1400 Ft.
HIKING TIME: 1.5 Hours
SEASON: Summer
DATE: August 15, 2010
WEATHER: Sunny, clear, 85 degrees

PARKING:

From route 25 in Center Harbor merge onto Old Whitter Highway. After 0.1 miles turn left onto Red Hill Rd. Follow Red Hill Rd. 1.8 miles and look for a parking lot on the right. (shortly after Sibley Rd.) There is an upper and lower parking lot.

MAP: (Red Hill) 



DESCRIPTION:

From parking look for the large trail head kiosk and gated 4x4 road. The Red Hill Trail follows the 4x4 road and is a wide gravel path with a moderate ascent all the way to the Red Hill Summit. The Red Hill Trail joins the Eagle Cliff Trail with 0.1 miles to the summit. You will encounter a USFS summit building (typically locked) just before reaching the open and accessible summit. There are a few picnic tables at the summit as well as a benchmark disk embedded into the granite. The summit area is open however nearby trees restrict views. Climb the tower for spectacular panoramic views.

TRAIL DISTANCES:

Red Hill Trail - Summit = 1.7 miles

HIKING TIMES:

Red Hill Trail - Summit = 45 minutes

NOTES / COMMENTS:

The Red Hill trail gains 1400 Ft. elevation in 1.7 miles making the incline very gradual. There were a few steep sections but this will be an easy hike and is popular amongst younger people. Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee are obvious landmarks to the South and on a clear day Franconia Ridge and Mt. Washington can be seen.
 Some young hikers enjoying the Red Hill Trail.
 
 A short moderate grade incline.
 
 The first view of the Red Hill Fire Tower.


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