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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Red Hill
Moultonborough, NH

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

Route: Red Hill Trail

Trail had generally top to bottom coverage with frozen granular. Some bare spots appearing in the lower elevations. Snowpack up top of almost a foot. Some patchy ice mixed in with the frozen granular, but I was able to bareboot without issue.

The tower stairs, on the other hand, were rather icy, though I was able to stomp off a lot of the ice. The wire mesh on the top landing has bent over due to the ice and thus could be a tripping hazard if not careful. For those not interested in venturing up the tower, there is a good directional view from the ground that was cut a year or so ago.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, December 15, 2014
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Red Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,403'

Red Hill Trail trailhead
Red Hill Trail trailhead

The sunset from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the Red Hill fire tower

The sunset from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset 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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