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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.

Looking up the Red Hill Trail

Route: Red Hill Trail

An unconscious pattern of hikes brought me to Red Hill on a warm but somewhat windy day. Previously I had hiked the Blue Hills, White Ledge, and Green Mountain. Colorful.

My initial plan was to hike the Champney Falls Trail, however at the last minute I opted for Mt. Whiteface, only to change my mind and consider Mt. Israel. Not wanting to deal with any potential snow, I ended up continuing west to Red Hill.

Though there had been snow on the trail just about two weeks earlier, things had melted and dried nicely on the Red Hill Trail.

While there was some blue sky to be seen, there was also a lot of haze - especially above Squam Lake. Nonetheless, it was great to see a blue Lake Winnipesaukee for the first time in months! While on the tower, I heard calls about a fire on Mt. Major come in over the radio - though I couldn't make out any smoke, it didn't sound good.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:12 PM
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Red Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:12 PM
Summit Reached: 4:55 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Ended: 5:46 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:34
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,403'

Red Hill Trail trailhead

Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Red Hill fire tower

Directions to trailhead: Take Red Hill Road (also signed as Sawmill Road in some places) 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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