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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 down the Blue Trail
Looking down the Blue Trail

Route: Red Hill Trail, Blue Trail

Finally was able to check out this new trail on Red Hill.

Started on the Red Hill Trail, following it up to the kiosk where the Red Hill Trail goes left (through the chain) and the snowmobile trail goes straight. Continued on this snowmobile trail (blue plastic blazes) up to the height of land. Soft/slightly muddy in a few places, but otherwise okay.

From the height of land, the trail bears left and descends to a cabin on wood road like trail. From the cabin up, it's a proper foot trail (not well worn in, but well marked) that climbs up the ridge. Didn't notice any viewpoints in particular, but there were some looks east through the trees.

Nice trail, moderate grades, a few 10 or so vertical foot dips, open woods. Phone GPS put it at 1.85 miles from parking lot to tower.

Took the regular Red Hill Trail down - dry and in good shape. Noted a few trailing arbutus in bloom.

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 29, 2014
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Red Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 640'
Summit Elevation: 2,033'
Distance: 1.9 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,448'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:09
Hike Distance: 3.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,453'

Red Hill Trail trailhead
Red Hill Trail trailhead

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