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Great Hill
Tamworth, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Looking down the trail to Great Hill

Since it was such a nice afternoon outside, I decided to do a sunset hike to Great Hill. To add a slight twist, I hiked up in my alpine ski boots with my skis and poles.

With the trail well packed by snowmobilers, I took a few brief runs as I waited for the sunset - basically, it's like a short, narrow beginner run.

The sunset was a nice one. Almost as enjoyable was skiing down to the bottom after the sunset - so much faster than walking!

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Great Hill
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, January 28, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:10 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:10 PM
Summit Reached: 4:23 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 5:00 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:50
Hike Vertical Gain: 320'

Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Looking at Mt. Chocorua from the Great Hill firetower

The sunset as seen from the Great Hill firetower

Directions to trailhead: Take Great Hill Road from Tamworth Village. Parking area a few miles up once road turns to dirt. Trail to firetower starts at orange gate on uphill side of parking area.

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