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High Watch Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
63% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,119' 341 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,927' 587 m
Low: 808' 246 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)

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Trail shared by Jennifer Robson

This is a wooded trail with some steep rocky sections that leads to the top of Green Mountain.

Jennifer Robson

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No camping or fires. Carry in, carry out all trash. Do not disturb plants, animals, or cultural features. Winter access is not guaranteed.

Description

The well blazed High Watch Trail, ascending Green Mountain's north side, is one of several routes to the fire tower at the mountain's summit. Leaving the small parking area by the Green Mountain Treatment Center, this wooded trail parallels the Center's boundary for the first portion of the trail, which is a fairly straightforward climb to the summit. The trail has a nice variety of both gentle and rocky terrain. Beware in some areas, as the pine needles can be slippery underfoot.

The observation deck of the fire tower is closed unless a forest ranger is in attendance, but views can be had from the tower below the observation deck.

There are picnic tables in a clearing at the summit. Varied activities include blueberry picking, hunting, and snowshoeing (in their respective seasons).

Flora & Fauna

The trail passes through a forest of beech, hemlock, maple, oak, and spruce.

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View from the fire tower
Nov 24, 2017 near Effingham, NH
It's fun and easy for kids to scramble around on the High Watch Trail.
Sep 23, 2017 near Freedom, NH

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