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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
Looking up the Red Hill Trail

Route: Red Hill Trail

After two days of before sunrise to after sunset work, I wanted to stretch my legs. While the skies were increasingly cloudy, the forecast called for clearing around 5:00. Initially, I had planned to head down to the Belknaps. In route, though, I decided to go for a 360 degree viewpoint, as to perhaps get potential colors to the east if there was no sunset.

The Red Hill Trail was a well packed snow sidewalk - no traction or snowshoes were needed. Though cold and windy, I hung out on the summit fire tower almost half an hour. While there wasn't much in way of a sunset, there were some nicely colored lenticular clouds to the east over the Sandwich Range.

Sure enough, the clouds moved out about half an hour after sunset, but alas too late for an sort of display.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:25 PM
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Red Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:25 PM
Summit Reached: 4:03 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Ended: 5:03 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:38
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,403'


Red Hill Trail trailhead
Red Hill Trail trailhead

Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Red Hill fire tower

Slight sunset colors over the Sandwich Range as seen from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Slight sunset colors over the Sandwich Range as seen from the Red Hill fire tower

Topographic map of Red Hill


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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