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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
Looking up the Red Hill Trail

Route: Red Hill Trail

Hiking in shoes instead of boots for the first time this year, I headed up to Red Hill. While there was little snow for the first five hundred or so vertical feet, it was still winter at the summit, with upwards of a foot of frozen granular and ice.

While the views to the south were strong, I opted to only climb two flights of stairs on the tower, due to the high wind gusts.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Red Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:40 PM
Summit Reached: 4:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:34
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Ended: 4:51 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,403'

Red Hill Trail trailhead
Red Hill Trail trailhead

Looking at the Belknaps from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Belknaps from the Red Hill fire tower

Topographic map of Red Hill

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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