Concord, New Hampshire

Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

3 Miles Total - 500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Sara Sheehy

The Fire Tower on Oak Hill is quiet forest trail within easy driving distance of downtown Concord. Catch beautiful views of the Lakes Region and surrounding mountains. 

Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family. The trail is primarily wooded, with a panoramic view from the Fire Tower for those brave enough to ascend it's wooden steps.

Park at the well signed dirt lot on Shaker Road, north of the intersection with Snow Pond Road. A small kiosk outlines the hiking trails and any trail notices.

Climb the gentle, wooded hillside before turning left onto Tower Trail. Tower Trail, cut within the last few years, provides a straight shot to the Fire Tower. If you have a bit more time, a slight detour onto Dancing Bear Trail provides great mountain views.

Climb the Fire Tower at the top of Oak Hill for panoramic views of the nearby Lakes Region and, on a clear day, the peaks of the White Mountains. 

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Fitness
Photography
Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers

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Great Hike

Great hike to do for beginners and anyone looking to get out and go and not do anything too grueling. Long but not difficult, carve out a few hours if your looking to do this one.

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