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Stratham Hill
Stratham, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up toward the Stratham Hill summit
Heading up toward the Stratham Hill summit

Since I was in the area, I decided to check out this small peak with a fire tower. Though early in the day it was a clear sky, the clouds had moved in. Nonetheless, the views were still strong, with both the ocean and the White Mountains visible.

The hike itself is very easy - lots of parking, well maintained trail, and converted fire tower (to a public lookout tower). We didn't see any trail markings at first, nor a trail map (come to find out, it was on the other side of the board at the parking lot), but a crushed rock trail near the ball fields seemed to be the obvious way.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:59 PM
Parking Elevation: 150'
Destination: Stratham Hill
Ascent Commenced: 5:01 PM
Summit Reached: 5:08 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:07
Trailhead Elevation: 160'
Summit Elevation: 288'
Vertical Gain: 128'
Hike Ended: 5:25 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 138'


Blue Trail trailhead
Blue Trail trailhead

Looking north-northwest from the Stratham Hill fire tower with White Mountains in the distance - Click to enlarge
Looking north-northwest from the Stratham Hill fire tower with White Mountains in the distance

Topographic map of Stratham Hill


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 33 east from Route 108. Parking area is near the baseball fields on the right side of the road.

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