NH Fire Towers: Fire Tower Quest Hiking List

Updated: 4 days ago

Red Hill Tower

Red Hill is the dominant natural feature between Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. The fire tower sits on the summit and offers panoramic views of both lakes from nearby.

Pitcher Mountain Tower

Pitcher Mountain Trail is a lightly trafficked loop trail that is good for all skill levels. The course is accessible year-round, and on-leash dogs are also able to use this trail.

Belknap Mountain Tower

Belknap Mountain is the highest peak in the Belknap Range, a long chain of small mountains and hills on the southwest side of New Hampshire. Its summit is home to one of NH's sixteen active fire towers. From the tower's deck, hikers will be rewarded with a 360-degree view of the Lakes Region and beyond on a clear day.


Magalloway Mountain Tower

Magalloway Mountain is located in a remote area of New Hampshire, a much less popular spot known for its hiking trails. The fire tower offers one of the few trail-accessible views of the Connecticut Lakes Region and one of the most incredible tower views in all of New Hampshire.


Blue Job Mountain Tower

Blue Job Mountain is the second-highest mountain in the southeastern Lakes Region and is home to NH's standing active fire towers. The summit sits at only 1,356 feet and is an excellent option for less experienced hikers or families looking for the White Mountains' great views.


Milan Hill Tower

The recently renovated Milan Hill tower is one of the sixteen towers considered active today. The tower is the main attraction of Milan Hill State Park, a popular place for camping and cross-country skiing, among other recreational activities year-round.


Pack Monadnock Tower

Pack Monadnock is located in Miller State Park and is one of the sixteen New Hampshire mountains with an active fire tower. An auto road leads to the top of the mountain for vehicle access seasonally, but there are also plenty of hiking trails to explore.


Mount Cardigan Tower

Mount Cardigan's rocky, exposed summit provides terrific views south of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The summit bears a fire tower for hikers to climb when it is open to the public seasonally.


Green Mountain Tower

Green Mountain is the 16th most isolated mountain in New Hampshire. A sprawling collection of ridges and summits, it rises alone to the southeast of Ossipee Lake.


Mount Kearsage Tower

Mount Kearsarge, one of the most popular hiking destinations in southern New Hampshire, has expansive, panoramic views from its broad summit. This hike begins at Winslow State Park. Ft in a clearing with a cell tower at the top of the road.


Oak Hill Tower

Oak Hill is a small hill with a fire tower. It is located on a preserve with many other trails to explore. The trail system provides a pleasant forest walk through an easy-to-navigate network. There are two acceptable viewpoints from along the trails.

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