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Red Hill Fire Tower Loop Trail

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Lakes Region Conservation Trust

Red Hill Fire Tower Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moultonborough, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,312 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

historic site

This trail is part of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust network of trails. The trail offers a steady climb through a forest setting. The trail is wide and well maintained. There are great views from the fire tower located at the top of Red Hill.

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14 hours ago

BUGGY

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rocky
3 days ago

Such a fun family hike (kids are 6&8)! Buggy but that's a given this time of year. We took the red trail up and the blue down. Gorgeous 360* views at the top. My kids loved the fire tower and we had a picnic on the platform! Gorgeous day, fun hike. Very family friendly. Watch out for poison ivy - all over the place right next to the trail and in the woods.

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bugs
6 days ago

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bugs
7 days ago

The flies are definitely out in full force! We did get a reprieve from climbing the tower. Enjoyed the Cabin Trail and all the ruins

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rocky
10 days ago

We loved this hike. Challenging enough that you felt like you got some exercise but still easy enough for my youngest (7) The views were great and I loved reading the History and seeing all of the sites along the way. We went up the Red trail and down the Blue (Cabin) trail. Highly recommend it.

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rocky
21 days ago

Taking the red trail up to the tower presents a fun and slightly challenging hike due to the rocky incline. Lots of little rivers to check out along the way. I took the blue trail down from the tower which is more of an out and back trail, with lots of roots and small trail width. Some of this trail was flooded over and extremely muddy, so it took some off trail navigation to get around these flooded areas. Great hike with the awesome payoff of the views from the fire tower!

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rocky
21 days ago

Just completed this hike with my three children age 14, 13, and 10. Had to stop many times in the way up due to son having anxiety related to mayflies. It took 2h 39 min and that included 20 min at the top. Hike was challenging but doable. Great view at the top. The cabin trail (down) was not as well maintained lots of roots. If I did it again I would do the in and out trail on red tower trail. Altogether, a great hike.

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24 days ago

Great trail...took red up and blue down. Beautiful view front the tower.

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snow
27 days ago

Great hike, very easy, nice views, limited parking

It was fun, the view is amazing

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail! We took the blue trail up and the red trail down. There are definitely some steep parts, but the view is worth it! It took us about 3 hours, with only about 20 minutes spent at the summit.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice trails. Took red up (short but steep and rocky) and blue down. Beautiful day, no snow or ice, which is why we picked it this early on in the season. Small summit that got crowded easily. Great 360 views from the fire tower.

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snow
1 month ago

Great hike with our teenagers with a rewarding view at the top. You can also climb the fire tower (at your own risk) at the top of Red Hill. Great historical markers and ruins from colonial-era homes.

4/4/20 Great trail, very well maintained, and marked. It’s nice work out! Very little to no snow and mud on the Red trail! Beautiful view at the top, well worth the effort!

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snow
1 month ago

Amazing views. Took Red Hill Trail up - hard work the whole way but worth it! Cabin Trail on the way down was snowier. Quick and fun!

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1 month ago

Took Red Hill Trail up and down. Trail was dry until you were near the summit where there was some snow and ice. You were able to hike around it and remain on trail. Weather was beautiful. Needed only 1 layer for legs and 2 cold gear layers without a jacket needed. No mittens or hat needed. Great hike. Beautiful view.

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2 months ago

Took Cabin Trail up and Red Trail down. Cabin Trail was about .4-.5 longer and had a few more technical spots than the Red trail. Next time we will do the opposite way, I like to have shorter hikes up hill personally. Trail conditions were what you would expect from early spring. Dry at the bottom, muddy in the middle and icy at the top! Great views looking Southwest towards Gunstock and much more if you choose to climb the fire tower.

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