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.

Length3.3 miElevation gain1,312 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingRunningForestLakeViewsWildlifeRockySnowHistoric site
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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. Hikers can find a private rest area at the trail Head of Red Hill Fire Tower and also organic food, drink, bug repellent, dog accessories and Corn Hole Game at the Red Hill Provisions.

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Candy Desrochers
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Great time and well marked, very little traffic. Made for a very enjoyable hike.

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Craig Kimball
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Trail is awesome some wet spots but hey I’m not gunna complain

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Eric Buckland
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great views from fire tower.

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Kaitlin Ashley
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Completed on 5/2. Great quick hike. Conditions were surprisingly dry with the exception of one little (~10 yards) stretch on the Cabin Trail despite a few days of rain the prior week. Highly recommend going up to the fire tower once at the top - the view are absolutely incredible up there, and they have helpful placards naming all the mountains within view.

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Samantha Hubbard
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Hiked 4/27/21 with a 5,7,8, and 9 year old. The hike was realitvely easy although did get steep in some areas. Views at the top are beautiful.

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James Drysdale
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Great hike for families and beginners! Awesome view!

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Stephen Markot
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Lots of loose rock on Red Hill Trail; not quite as much on Cabin Trail. Great views from the Tower, but 40+ mph wind gusts will have you holding on for dear life!

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Steven Scally
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Reilly Glover
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Awesome hike with great views all around!

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Kim Lefebvre
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moderate for sure. nice panorama if you climb the tower. otherwise limited but beautiful views. a lot of uphill with very few breaks on the way up.

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Diego Romeres
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Short 2h trail quite simple, not particularly nice this time of the year. Nice view at the top

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Scott Bradach
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dry, very little mud

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Tish Hoyt
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We came up Cabin Trail and stopped and took many pictures. We explored the cellar holes too. Cabin Trail is a longer trail to the summit but enjoyable. Nice picnic lunch on top with great views.

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Tish Hoyt
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Nice Moderate hike. Nice views even on a cloudy day.

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John Zimardo
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April 3rd: trail has zero snow or ice at all. Mud is virtually nonexistent as well. Perfect time right now to hike this trail, no spikes needed, and even the top is sheltered from the wind The definition of a moderate hike. Just steep enough in places to make you work for it, not too strenuous to make you have to take rests over and over. Fairly short just going up and down the red hill trail (at a very light pace it took an hour up and an hour down) Trail is well marked and maintained, very wide, view from the top is pretty good although the fire tower is an incredible view but is closed in winter time (as of today it is open to climb up)

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Christine Burnes
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awesome

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Aaron Webb
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3/30/21 Virtually no snow, nor even mud on the Fire tower trail. At the summit it's clear except for a few little patches of snow. The Cabin trail on the way down was a little snowy and muddy towards the top as it gets less sun, but the snow is not deep and will be gone in a couple of days. We carried our micro spikes but didn't use them.

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Terri Goldblatt
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still lots of snow at the top...definitely need micro spikes for the top of Cabin Trail. Went up Red Hill, came down Cabin Trail

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Erica M
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Judy Potter
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Great hike - Went up clockwise lovely view from the summit!

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Elizabeth Dipple
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Lynette Cornell
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James Gagne
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gail User
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Lynette Cornell
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trail is very well packed. wore microspikes the whole way. went ccw although either direction would be fine.

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Michelle Rodrigue
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Did the trail CCW, packed trail, micro-spikes were a plus. The butt sledding on the way down was the best...

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ed ridolfi
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Did the loop ccw: up Cabin Trail (blue) and down the Red Hill trail (red). Packed snow trail the whole way. Micro spikes. Good hike with steady elevation gains the whole way.

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Julie Mcdougall
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Great

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Chuck DeMille
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Maegan Callahan
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Well marked trail. Part of it is also a snowmobile trail. I just wore spikes but I wish I had brought my snowshoes/poles. If you walk in the middle where the snows more packed down it’s fine. Would like to come here again in the summer when the fire towers not roped off and have a picnic.

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