Little Blue Job to Fire Tower

EASY 59 reviews

Little Blue Job to Fire Tower is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Strafford, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

An easy family hike through Blue Job Mt State Forest. A variety of terrain - granite, blueberry fields, pine and hardwood forestlands with good examples of plant succession. Carry in - carry out (no trash facilities) please do not leave bagged dog doo or trash behind! Use increases on weekends.

hiking
25 days ago

Took the steeper trail up counter clockwise with two small kids. Fire tower could use some new wire mesh on the top landing. Mind the signs for the house construction going on!

2 months ago

Please, pick up and carry out your pets poop and poop bags. Enjoy~

3 months ago

Easy short Good hike for kids

Saw a little yellow plane fly over super low while taking the loop down once

5 months ago

Nice views, went on the loop to the left of parking lot then over to the tower, very windy on top of the tower.

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy hike to the top, and once you get to the fire tower the views are great, 360 degree view and a great spot to watch a sunrise or sunset!

11 months ago

Great hike, perfect for me and my five year old. Tons of trail markers

Monday, September 18, 2017

This is a nice hike with picnic possibilities along the way. A great hike with the kids

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Short trail with a cool view at the top. See my full write up along with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/bluejob/

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Very fast little loop , 360 at top good for walking the dog.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Quick hike for little ones and a very nice view.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great views loved it

Sunday, April 30, 2017

For a short hike it's perfect - not too long and just enough interesting incline changes. The view could be a bit obstructed, but there's also a certain charm in spying glimpses of the surrounding area through the trees. In any case, the fire tower gives more than enough viewing opportunities.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Nice, easy hike

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Good and easy little hike. Taking the loop trail to the other summit beyond the fire tire makes for a longer and better hike. The trail from the tower is marked by cairns and the loop coming back isn't well marked at all.

Can be kind of confusing, so be careful, but it's worth the extra little distance.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Blue Job is an easy trail that offers spectacular views from the fire tower on the summit. Mts. Monadnock, Washington, and many others are visible. Take a side trail to the bare summit to the north for even more excellent views.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Love it. Did it before during and after pregnancy with the baby!

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great for the kids
Nice day
Nice view

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great day with the kids and dog. The trail was perfect for the kids and drained all there energy. Not many challenges for me.,

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nice short hike. Black flies were awful but that's more or less expected this time of year. The dog loved it!

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Very quick and easy hike. Nice view from the fire tower. Bring bug repellent.

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Awesome

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

Great hiking. Nice view from the fire tower area. We can easily follow the route even in woods due to plenty of marking. Slopes are gentle so we can walk easily but it is enough to have an exercise. But today a lot of ice made a slippery trail due to melted snows so we should largely take care of it.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Easy and well marked on the South side. No blazes on North not easy to follow. A bit of an incline but good footing most of the way but a bit if ice on the rocks.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Lovely hike, easy, dog friendly. A few water features and two peaks to take I views. Pack a picnic. A bit of a drive, but worth it.

birding
Thursday, July 02, 2015

It was a great hike. There was gigantic puddles and damp trails, but I don't mind that. If anything it was gunner for my son. The only issue was the trail markers stopped a quarter way into the hike. This caused confusion. The map on this app though led us back to a beaten path. We will do this hike again, and hopefully find the fire tower.

hiking
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Right hand trail is shorter but more rocky and more steep then left hand trail. Fire tower at the top has beautiful views.

hiking
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Did this trail late last summer with a few friends and our dog. Easy, gradual grade and the old firetower has stairs up to the platform that give you a great view of the a section of the Merrimack valley. The fire tower made this hike worth while for me.

hiking
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Great quick hike to take the kids

hiking
Monday, November 04, 2013

Nice hike with some really good views from atop the fire tower. Trails were easy to follow and I would say it's a pretty good kid-friendly hike too.

hiking
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quick little hike. Easy-mod in difficulty. Not buggy but some spots of the trail were muddy and some rocks were slick. Nice fire tower at the top to climb up. Great views!

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