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Red Hill
Moultonborough, NH

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

Heading up the Red Hill Trail to the Red Hill summit

Route: Red Hill Trail

Despite the overcast skies, I decided to hike Red Hill after work. Upon reaching the trailhead, the clouds moved away, making for a mostly sunny hike.

The trail was well packed from foot traffic, so I hiked with just Stablicers.

The steepest part of the hike was near the beginning - thereafter its an easy to moderate ascent. The woods are filled with small growth, making for somewhat of an ugly hike in the winter - that is, until about halfway up. From there, the lakes and mountains become visible.

The summit fire tower has a closed cab, however there is a nice platform just below it with views of the southern Whites, Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Kearsarge (South), and Belknap Mountain.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:18 PM
Parking Elevation: 635'
Destination: Red Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:19 PM
Summit Reached: 5:01 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Ended: 5:55 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:37
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,408'

Red Hill Trail trailhead

Looking southeast at Mt. Rowe and Belknap Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Red Hill Road north from Route 25 near Center Harbor. Parking area and trailhead are on the right shortly after passing Sibley Road on the left.

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