Eagle Cliff and Red Hill

HARD 28 reviews

Eagle Cliff and Red Hill is a 7.2 mile out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2857 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely spectacular. One of my absolute favorites. The Eagle Cliff trail has one section that will require the use of hands on steep ledges, but you can choose the bypass instead. I took the bypass on the decent. The first 0.5 miles are steep and get you to an amazingly close view of Squam Lake very quickly. The rest of the trail is less challenging and less steep until you reach Red Hill with the Fire tower. Amazing 360 degree view from the top of the tower. Took me 95 min to get to top, 75 to descend.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice, challenging trail.... reward: tower view! Enjoy!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This hike had a few areas that were rocky and lots of tree roots. It was a good workout too. As you climb up, you can choose the bypass route which is far less rocky than the alternative ledges route. We took the ledges route back down and it was slow going in a few spots. This trail is very buggy even with strong bug spray which was a negative. The views from Red Hill are great and you should climb the fire tower, you can see so much further from the top of the tower. When you get to Eagle Cliff and continue on to Red Hill, the markers are on the rocks and a little faded. Up until that point, all the markers were posted to the trees and the trail was very well marked. Once you get through the short section with the faded markers, the markers on the trees resume.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Surprised at the rating of "hard". I would rate the hike as moderate. It is a good climb, with a nice view from the fire tower at the top. Nice reward.

4 months ago

Trail run up Eagle cliff trail (difficult). And then across to Red Hill Fire tower.

11 months ago

This hike was really really easy , if your looking for a harder/ steeper hike this is not the one . the terrain is very flat and straight forward . took me less than an hour up to red hill . Although the view at the top is pretty sweet with the surrounding lakes

hiking
11 months ago

Great 360 view of lakes and surrounding area from the tower.

11 months ago

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

went up the red hill trail...didn't do the entire loop...nice view at the top!

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

trail running
Monday, June 20, 2016

Steep hike but the views of the lakes are well worth it! Used to run Red Hill with my cross country team in high school. Fire tower at the top is a fun outlook.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Unprepared to do this hike which make it difficult but rewarding views at the top. And a nice fire tower. Trail was slightly busy as it was 4th of July weekend in 2013.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

trail running
Monday, October 12, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

Nice trail. It was a bit strenuous at the start up to Eagle Cliff, but after that, it was an easy walk. One area that required a little climbing and navigating around loose or slippery rocks. Great views atop Eagle Cliff and Red Hill. It took us 4 hours to go up and back at a moderate but steady pace.