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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 down the trail to Great Hill
Looking down the trail to Great Hill

Though it was looking to be a very promising sunset, I needed to get up to the North Conway area. Upon stopping at the post office, I was amazed at how great Passaconaway looked - a Great Hill hike was a no brainer.

Since the route from Great Hill Road is groomed daily for snowmobiling, I knew I was going to be able to bareboot the hike. With my back a bit off due to skiing the previous night, I was glad to be able to go without snowshoes or a pack.

While Passaconaway wasn't looking quite as spectacular as it had earlier in the day, the views of it and Whiteface from the fire tower were nonetheless amazing - in fact, it looked like a painting. Though there wouldn't be a sunset photo (and boy did it look like a neat sunset later!), it was still nice to get out for a quick hike.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, January 9, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:07 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:07 PM
Summit Reached: 3:16 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 3:30 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:23
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'

Trailhead to Great Hill summit
Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway as seen from the Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway as seen from the Great Hill fire tower

Topographic map of Great Hill

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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