Red Hill via Eagle Cliff Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.8 miElevation gain1,876 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRunningForestViewsRockySnow
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Maggy Pollicino
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Alex Colon
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This is the kind of hike you need cleats for at one point and snow shoes at other points. Tough going up especially since we started early and broke in the trail. Overall the views are beautiful at the top. I recommend this one for those who are looking for a true challenge.

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Olivia White
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Very steep at the beginning but gets much more gradual. Beautiful views but still plenty of shade! The fire tower was a little icy so I didn’t go to the top but I can imagine that the view is unbelievable. A great first winter hike of the season.

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David Parker
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I went up and down the Teedie Trail, which starts at Bean Road, goes up steeply with 8 switchbacks, and connects to the Eagle Cliff trail at a saddle on the ridge. I want to say thank you to whomever did trail maintenance recently- some wonderful person/people cut away fallen trees, even now in the cold with the snow! You’re awesome.

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Paul Nakroshis
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Amazing!

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Keith Dobbins
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Lots of ups and downs, but it was a nice solid hike, with the payoff of some stellar views.

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Jessica Horsch
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NOT A REVIEW BUT A PLEA.... We live a mile from the Red Hill hiking trail, our dog was hit by a car and ran away Friday 12/4. Please if you are on the trail and see/hear a tan hound/lab please please call the Moultonborough Police. He is greatly missed at home....

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Melanie Anderson
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Better in summer. Leaves wet and slippery this time of year.

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david bush
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amazing hike. a bit challenging at the start fun scrambling

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Ceci Lia
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Fun trail especially for the kid who enjoys scrambling! Lots of leaf litter on the trail making footing a little sketchy especially in steep rocky sections. The bypass was nice for the descent. Views of the Squam range and the lake were fantastic. Not much traffic on this trail for a perfect Saturday hike.

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David M
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Steve Nesky
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Agree with other reviews on difficulty and layout of trail. Well marked with blazes. Fun rock scramble. Be prepared for lots of other people at the top. There are two easier trails that all converge at the summit.

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Jim Taylor
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Great hike! The first part of Eagle Cliff is pretty steep with rock scrambles just before the cliffs so there is no flat warm up but it is fun! Really nice views of the lake looking west and nearby mountains like Rattlesnake(s) and Morgan and Percivial. The remainder of the hike is through the forest with several ups and downs but was pleasant. At the summit the fire tower is so worth climbing as it allows for commanding 360 degree views with placards identifying lakes and mountains. It was clear enough to see Mt. Monadnock to the south and Mt. Moosilauke to the north.

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Lindsay & Will Burdeaux
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Heather Algozzine
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Nice hike. More difficult in the beginning but then easy to moderate for the rest of the way. Nice views early in the hike then mostly in the forest. Beautiful views up by the fire tower.

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Thomas Algozzine
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Beautiful views. Lots of people at the fire tower; but otherwise fairly minimal traffic.

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Mikhail Begoun
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Encountered a bear with cubs! Was a surprise, and they ran away. But be aware and make noise if you hike alone. I met just a few people on Sunday afternoon. The trail is a bit hard even for a frequent hiker. Nice views of the lakes from the ledges in the first third of the way, and from the summit. The rest is in the forrest.

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Steve Singer
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not difficult. views just ok

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Lori J
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Nice views.

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Elijah Garrison
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Nice climb, I brought the baby in the backpack so decided to take the bypass instead of going up the ledges. Moderate hike with one somewhat challenging section. Dog friendly as long as they do well with overlooks. Easy access via Bean Rd. Great view of Squam Lake! Such a beautiful, minimally developed area.

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Anna Whitney
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Very nice trail with some good views at the beginning and great views from the top of the fire tower! The trail is in good condition but a little overgrown towards the top. It is a great trail for running and there are a few “false peaks” and some switchbacks, but overall a really great hike!

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Mark Eiler
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Pretty much the same conditions that Gwen reported 5 days ago. Great hiking weather today with a little wind especially at the top of the fire tower so no bugs to deal with today. Enjoy the views.

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Gwen Purssell
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Completed this hike on such a perfect day. There’s muddy sections before you get to the ledges to climb up, but then it’s dry the rest of the way. The views of Squam Lake are beautiful from this trail (blazed yellow). Extremely well marked. Walking through the forest was a bit boring, but once you get to the fire tower, the views are worth it. I took the ledges on the way up, but took the bypass on the way down. It appears there’s two ways to go through the bypass as there were red markings on the trees, but it looked like it just went steeply down, and I didn’t feel like slipping on leaves so I took the yellow on the way down. My only real complaint on the entire hike was that the trees are bare so there’s not much shade, wear sunscreen and bring extra if you’re super susceptible to turning into a lobster like me.

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J VE
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Jeff Chamberlain
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Well marked. Views off eagle cliff are nice. Summit wouldn’t be much to look at without the fire tower. Definitely moderate. There is a small section in the 2nd half of the first mile, “ledges trail,” that warrants the “hard” rating but other than that this is a moderate trail. Still 6-8” of snow in the last 1.5 miles up top which I wasn’t expecting. Didn’t necessarily need the microspikes but they helped with a quick descent.

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Stephanie Schmid
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John Thomson
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Gorgeous views, we only had a little bit of time, so we stopped at Eagle Cliffs. Totally worth it!

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