High Watch Trail

EASY 11 reviews

High Watch Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Effingham, New Hampshire 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 best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Wide trail with few inclines. Fire Tower on top.

hiking
24 days ago

first I would like to say that the trail should be moderate to hard...not easy...me and my son got a work out...the top had picnic tables for a nice cool break...the tower however wasn't accessable.... millions of wasps surrounded it...no joke...so many wasps...next year we will go earlier in season in hopes no wasps...but there was a couple trails off to sides if you make it up!!

hiking
1 month ago

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4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Nice short trail. Steep. Good workout.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Monday, September 03, 2012