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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

Wanting to get some exercise before the snowstorm, I decided to head out in the dark and ascend Great Hill for the sunrise.

The first part of the ascent was packed by a snowmobile, while the second part was basically about 3" of powder. While I started well before the sunrise, the colors were already on display by the time I had reached the tower, thanks to a decent cloud cover.

Not a bad, short sunset hike!


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, December 19, 2008
Hike Commenced: 6:54 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 6:54 AM
Summit Reached: 7:05 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 7:39 AM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:45
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

Sunrise colors over Green Mountain and Ossipee Lake - Click to enlarge
Sunrise colors over Green Mountain and Ossipee Lake

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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