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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.

Heading up toward the Great Hill summit

After not hiking all week due to the snowy weather, I finally was able to sneak out during my lunch break and snowshoe Great Hill. I was somewhat surprised when I discovered unbroken trail upon arriving at the parking lot - cross country skiers must have hung up their equipment for the season!

There was probably about 8-12" of snow on the trail, making for some extra effort in comparison to my hike on Sunday.

The views from the summit were great again, though an oncoming storm to the west was quickly consuming the mountaintops.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, April 6, 2007
Hike Commenced: 11:21 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 11:21 AM
Summit Reached: 11:38 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 11:56 AM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:35
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'

Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Looking northwest from the Great Hill summit at Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway

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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