High Watch Trail

EASY 5 reviews

High Watch Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Effingham, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

2.6 miles 1135 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Wide trail with few inclines. Fire Tower on top.

1 month ago

So....it was not EASY. Finding the trail was a bit confusing as maps brought you to a treatment center. The trail begins with logging road and lots of debris. Eventually it was very well marked. Compared to trails up Mt Washington it was steeper with less rocks.
I would say Moderate or Moderate to difficult. It was a peaceful hike. The views from the tower were awesome but some trees were barriers to some views.

3 months ago

Nice short trail. Steep. Good workout.

4 months ago

this trail is NOT easy....at least it wasn't for me.... it is a steady incline but the view was well worth it!

6 months ago

6 months ago

The first part of the trail is pretty beaten up by logging but then it gets better. Wide and well marked. Clearing at the top with picnic tables and 2 more trails leading off. Didn't have time to check them out. No views until you climb the tower.