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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 up the trail to Great Hill
Looking up the trail to Great Hill

After hiking Bayle Mountain, I couldn't help but notice puffy clouds to the north. Hoping some would also be to the west, I decided to head up to Great Hill for the sunset.

With the sun quickly approaching the horizon, I tried to make decent time up the trail to the summit. Arriving at the tower just in time, I was able to watch the entire sunset. Though colorful, there weren't too many clouds to the west, thus making a mediocre (but still nice) display.

Though I didn't see much in way of wildlife during the hike and sunset, I was surprised to see a moose crossing the road on my way back - by the looks of it, s/he must have been pretty close to the trail junction when I came through.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, October 3, 2008
Hike Commenced: 6:05 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 6:05 PM
Summit Reached: 6:13 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 6:45 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'


Trailhead to Great Hill summit
Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Mt. Chocorua as seen Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Mt. Chocorua as seen Great Hill fire tower

The sunset between Mt. Israel and the Sandwich Dome as seen from the Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset between Mt. Israel and the Sandwich Dome as seen from the Great Hill fire tower

Topographic map of Great Hill


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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