Red Hill Fire Tower Loop Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

Red Hill Fire Tower Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately 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 trail 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

trail 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.

29 days ago

Great hike. View at the top isn’t the best unless you go up the fire tower due to tree growth blocking view. Hike about 1.5 hours up if you go at a steady pace. We did it with our 7, 9 and 11 year old children who made it up pretty easily.

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1 month ago

nice hike right after sunrise. The bugs were kinda crazy till you get to the top. Great pics from the fire tower. warm out but mostly shaded on the decent trail up

1 month ago

Steep! Rocky terrain on red market path - worth the hike to climb the tower

2 months ago

Great hike with pretty view at the top

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty good hike, no views of the tower or anything else though until you reach the top, but once you get up in the fire tower it’s 360 degrees of amazing views of several mountains and beautiful lake winnipesaukee.

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3 months ago

Decided to go hiking today with my boyfriend. There was still a few snow drifts in a couple places which made things a bit tricky. Fairly quiet trail with limited views most of the way up. As intermediate hikers, we found this trail to be manageable but fairly lengthy and fatiguing. Definitely want to make sure you have a backpack with water and lunch or snacks. The views from the fire tower are fantastic, though be careful if it is windy because it is certainly magnified at the top. Overall, the hike was pleasant.

4 months ago

Well Marked Trail, Took Red Trail up & down there are views that peek out to you as you wind up this beautiful trail. Fire Tower at the top offers great views with a map of each range north south east & west. Used micro-spikes for traction.

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5 months ago

Nice hike, just took the main trail (technically an old fire road) out and back. It’s pretty much the same the entire way, never steep, just moderate and steady, the grade doesn’t really lessen until the end. There’s nothing much to see on the way up, but the views at the top are amazing. A full panorama of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, and beyond.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail for a Winter hike

9 months ago

great hike to the fire tower 360 view from the tower a must.

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9 months ago

Moderate rating appropriate, trail well marked and maintained. Quick steep incline. Fire tower views spectacular, signs at top level of fire tower identity mountains in the distance. Red Hill/fire tower trail up, blue trail/cabin down. 4.5 miles total. Recommend waiting for a clear day.

9 months ago

Beautiful in fall

hiking
10 months ago

No views until you get to the fire tower, but once you get there it is amazing. Possibly one of the best views I have ever gotten from a hike.
At the top there is a picnic table that would make this a great picnic hike but you'll need a backpack to carry your food.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful 360 degree view! A good workout

11 months ago

Definitely a moderate rated hike, but lots of fun. Went up the red hill path and then down the cabin trail. Amazing views

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trail head is on Red Hill Road .Good size parking lot. Trails are well maintained and marked. Land is run by LRCT. There are more trails on this track of land, with a backside trail going to Eagle Cliff over looking Squam Lake .Go left up red trail a little rocky in spots and come down blue train , old hunting cabin on trail.

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