High Watch Trail

EASY 13 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
1135 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Wide trail with few inclines. Fire Tower on top.

1 month ago

I won't call this an easy trail more moderate because of the steeper rise at the top. Definitely a fun trail for a family great picnic area with tables at the top views from tower only

6 months ago

Consistent incline. Lots of rocks. This trail can be completed within an hour and a half easily. Fantastic view on top of the fire tower.

8 months 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!!

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!

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.

9 months ago

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Monday, September 03, 2012