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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

Today was the first time in nearly a week that the sun broke through the clouds. After the crazy storm at the end of the weekend, I was unsure what to expect.

The trail was firm at the beginning, so I only wore Stablicers. After a few feet, I started postholing about 3-8" down (there was probably about a foot of base), but nonetheless continued on without snowshoes.

The views from the summit were probably the best I've seen from Great Hill thus far - Whiteface, Passaconaway, and Chocorua were as clear as could be with their snow covered summits.

Low on time, I jogged the short distance back to the trailhead.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Hike Commenced: 12:29 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 12:29 PM
Summit Reached: 12:43 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 12:57 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:28
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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