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Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower

Monadnock Region, New Hampshire

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  • Trails begin beyond this trailhead kiosk.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • The white-blazed trail is a wide gravel road.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • The white-blazed trail narrows a bit near a pasture.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • View of the pasture from the trail.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • Old cabin along the white trail.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • The Pitcher Mountain fire tower.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • View from Pitcher Mountain.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • View from the fire tower.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • Trail junction.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • Map of the summit area where you can pick your own blueberries.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
  • Descending the blue-blazed trail.- Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower
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Pros: 
Family friendly. Berry picking. Great views.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Monadnock Region, NH
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Pitcher Mountain boasts a short hike with an amazing view that is great for all ages. If you’re looking for an easier hike the whole family can do, look no further. Choose between a loop hike of 0.7 miles or an out-and-back hike on either trail to the 2,153-foot summit. The white trail is a wide, dirt and gravel road with a gradual grade. This is the easier route, and it is a better option during the winter months when there is snow and ice. The blue trail is shorter, but it is steeper and rockier.

The summit of Pitcher Mountain offers a view of three states: New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. You can see nearby farmland, Mount Monadnock, the Green Mountains, and if it’s exceptionally clear, some of the White Mountains in the distance. The fire tower, which is still manned today when fire danger is high, was originally built in 1915. The first tower was wooden, and it was replaced with steel when it was rebuilt following a forest fire in 1941. In addition to the expansive view, the summit ridge is covered in blueberry and raspberry bushes, a delicious treat if you’re there when they’re ripe. Much of the land the berries grow on is privately owned, but the public is welcome to pick berries on the mountain for a nominal fee.

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