Hiking Guide

 New Hampshire
 New York
 Rhode Island

 View All

 NE 4,000 Footers
 NE 100 Highest
 NH 4,000 Footers
 NH 100 Highest
 NH 52 With A View
 NH Belknap Range
 NH Ossipee 10


Trail Conditions

Trip Log


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
Looking up the trail to Great Hill

Despite a mostly cloudy skies forecast, there seemed to be plenty of blue sky. Thus, I went for a quick job up to the Great Hill fire tower.

While the trail was generally dry, there was an inch of snow lingering in the shade. The views from the tower were quite strong, and the bugs not too bad.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, April 19, 2010
Hike Commenced: 1:31 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,020'
Destination: Great Hill
Ascent Commenced: 1:31 PM
Summit Reached: 1:37 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:06
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Ended: 1:46 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:15
Hike Vertical Gain: 260'

Trailhead to Great Hill summit
Trailhead to Great Hill summit

Looking at Mt. Chocorua from the Great Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Chocorua 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.

Back to Great Hill Profile

Copyright 2002-2021, All Rights Reserved.