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Red Hill
Moultonborough, NH

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

Looking up the Red Hill Trail

Route: Red Hill Trail

Today's sunset hike was Red Hill. As I ascended up the Red Hill Trail, I could see a thick cloud bank was overtaking the setting sun.

As I arrived on the summit, I could see that the sunset wouldn't be that great. Nonetheless, it was still a nice display from the firetower - the rays illuminated the edges of the clouds. The wind whipping up high on the fire tower made things rather cold! Nonetheless, there was no snow or ice on the summit.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, November 12, 2007
Hike Commenced: 3:31 PM
Parking Elevation: 635'
Destination: Red Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:31 PM
Summit Reached: 4:07 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:36
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Ended: 5:12 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:41
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,408'

Red Hill Trail trailhead

Looking southeast at Mt. Rowe and Belknap Mountain

The sunset as seen from the Red Hill fire tower

Directions to trailhead: Take Red Hill Road (also signed as Sawmill Road in some places) north from Route 25 near Center Harbor. Parking area and trailhead are on the right shortly after passing Sibley Road on the left.

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