Red Hill, located in Moultonborough, NH, is a fun family friendly hike with an enjoyable summit. It is located in the Lakes Region and protected by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The trails are well maintained and include some plaques telling the history of the area. One such spot is at the summit, where a fire tower stands tall and looks over nearby lakes as well as some of the Sandwich Range. The fire tower offers great views of the area as well as maps to what terrain you are viewing.
The Cabin Trail, about 1.4 miles, is not as steep or challenging as the Red Hill Trail (1.7 miles). The two are often combined in what is known as the Fire Tower Loop. Both trails start at the Red Hill Trailhead and about 0.3 miles in hikers either switch paths to the Cabin Trail or continue up the Red Hill Trail to the top (approximately 1350 feet of elevation gain).
For a more difficult approach, try the Eagle Cliff Trail. This trail ascends from Bean road, climbing 0.6 miles over steep and rocky terrain. Eagle Cliff offers excellent views of Squam lake. Continue onward for approximately 2 more miles to reach the summit of Red Hill -- this route is 1650 of elevation gain.
Parking is available by the trailhead on Red Hill Road. Stop by Red Hill Provisions and grab a homemade muffin before your hike. Or, head there after for an ice cream cone!
Have a great hike!
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