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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

While this is often the first moderate sized hike in the Lakes Region to melt out, there is still top to bottom, wall to wall coverage. It's also pretty heavily barebooted, so when in Rome... Bareboots were fine, as the footbed was relatively firm and grippy enough. Some may want light traction if hiking early in the day after a cool night. If venturing on any side trails, snowshoes would be a must. Probably a foot of snowpack down low and close to three feet up high.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Parking Elevation: 635'
Destination: Red Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:39
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,398'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:15
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,408'

Red Hill Trail trailhead
Red Hill Trail trailhead

The Belknaps and Lake Winnipesaukee as seen from the Red Hill fire tower - Click to enlarge
The Belknaps and Lake Winnipesaukee as seen 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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