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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

On my way south, I decided to stop at Great Hill for a quick sunset hike. Since the main route to the summit is groomed for snowmobile use, I was able to bareboot up to the firetower without any issue. Going without a backpack or snowshoes, it was especially easy going. My first time hiking without my foot taped in quite some time, there was some discomfort, but nothing too bad.

The sunset was a decent one - lots of yellows in the sky as the sun set just to the south of Mt. Israel. In addition, there was a nice pink/purple tint to the east. While I was tempted to wait for the near-full moonrise, I had to get going. Nonetheless, another nice sunset hike on Great Hill!


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, February 9, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:50 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:50 PM
Summit Reached: 4:57 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:07
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 5:23 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:33
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'


Trailhead to Great Hill summit
Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Red Hill as seen from the Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Red Hill as seen from the Great Hill fire tower

The sunset adjacent to Mt. Israel as seen from the Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset adjacent to Mt. Israel 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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