Please join us for a guided hike at the Red Hill Conservation Area in Moultonborough on Saturday, October 21st at 9am. Participants will view historic sites of interest along the way, learn to identify signs of wildlife in this habitat-rich environment, and explore a beautiful part of this conserved landscape with lead guide John Oliver, LRCT Property Adopter for the Red Hill Conservation Area.
This moderate/strenuous hike will follow the Eagle Cliff Trail for 2.6 miles on easy to moderate grade except for the cliff, where it’s steep, which provides excellent views of Squam Lake and the Squam Range. Participants will stop for lunch at the Fire Tower where they will have the opportunity to climb the tower and view the newly installed panoramic signs before heading down the Red Hill (Fire Tower) Trail on moderate grade for 1.75 miles where participants will stop to enjoy the grand views of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake and the Squam, Ossipee and Sandwich Ranges.
Details: The hike will depart at 9:00 am and return at approximately 3:00 pm. We ask that participants plan to arrive by 8:45 am to register and prepare for the hike; the meeting location is described in the directions below.
Cost: All LRCT guided excursions are free to all but registration is required. Please fill out the registration form below.
Bring/Wear: Bring plenty of water and a lunch/snacks. Wear hiking boots/appropriate trail footwear and dress appropriately for the fall weather. You may wish to bring hiking poles if you have them.
Cancellation/Postponement: In the event of inclement weather, we will email you by 4 pm on Friday, October 20th to notify you if the event is cancelled or postponed.
Children’s Participation: Please check in with us in advance if you are considering bringing young children on a guided excursion, to ensure the trip is appropriate for their skill level.
Dog Policy: To ensure the safety and comfort of participants, we are not able to accommodate dogs on our trips.
Recording Programs/Excursions: We don’t permit recording (either audio or video) of our programs/excursions as it can take away from other participants’ experiences.
Meeting Location: Red Hill trail head Parking Area.
Directions: To reach the Red Hill Trailhead Parking Area, from the lights on Route 25 in Center Harbor, turn north onto Bean Road toward Center Sandwich. After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Sibley Road. After 1.1 miles, bear left onto Red Hill Road. Continue for 0.1 mile to the Red Hill Trailhead Parking Area on the right. Your guides will meet you here.
*The hike will depart from the Eagle Cliff trail head. Parking is limited here so we ask that participants meet at the Red Hill trail head and shuttle along with guides and participants to the Eagle Cliff trail head.