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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.

Looking up the trail to Great Hill

With a brief break in the otherwise dreary weather, I decided to head up to Great Hill for a brief jog. Arriving at an empty parking area, I quickly set off.

After maybe a minute, my bad knee reminded me it wasn't anywhere near full strength. Not wanting to do any further damage, I immediately slowed down to a normal hiking pace. While at this pace, I encountered what I think was my first deerfly of the season.

Though cloudy and a bit hazy, the views from the firetower were nonetheless strong.

I was able to jog lightly back without feeling it in the knee.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Hike Commenced: 11:06 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 11:06 AM
Summit Reached: 11:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 11:23 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:17
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'

Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Looking at Green Mountain from the Great Hill firetower

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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