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Page Hill
Tamworth, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The trail to the Page Hill ledges
The trail to the Page Hill ledges

Even though it was a fairly crummy day weatherwise, I had a hankering to get outside and get some exercise. While I had thought about heading south, I didn't feel like doing the driving or hiking around sunset without sunset colors. Thus, Page Hill seemed like a good option.

The old road to the viewpoint was fairly dry. Unfortunately, there's a significant (though on the ground, so easy to step over) blowdown partway up that's too big for my saw to remove. Hopefully someone is able to remove this, as I'd hate to see this road/trail fade into oblivion.

After reaching the highpoint of the knob near the viewpoint, I stumbled upon what I suspect was the engine for the rope tow of the long lost, but not forgotten Page Hill ski area.

While the views weren't breathtaking due to the cloudy weather, they were nonetheless strong, ranging from the Sandwich Dome to the Kearsarge North Mountain.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:17 PM
Parking Elevation: 840'
Destination: Page Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:17 PM
Summit Reached: 3:25 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 840'
Summit Elevation: 1,130'
Vertical Gain: 300'
Hike Ended: 3:37 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 315'


Trailhead to Page Hill on Page Hill Road
Trailhead to Page Hill on Page Hill Road

Looking north-northwest at Mt. Chocorua and Chocorua Lake from near the Page Hill summit - Click to enlarge
Looking north-northwest at Mt. Chocorua and Chocorua Lake from near the Page Hill summit

Topographic map of Page Hill


Directions to trailhead: Take Page Hill Road west from Route 16 in Chocorua. Toward the end of the high point of this road, on the left side there is a break in the stonewall and an old dirt road through it. There is some room to park on Page Hill Road's right hand shoulder.

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