The hill dwarves of Gaeleth are those most commonly seen on the surface, with dark-colored beards and eyes. They tend to have somewhat more rounded features than other subraces of dwarves, and are less likely to be agoraphobic. Many hill dwarves actually live on or even in mountains, but truly are a separate subrace from the mountain dwarves.
Any dwarf riding a mount is likely to be a hill dwarf, as they have a long history of taming difficult creatures. The hill dwarf's long lifespan and affinity for all of nature – including the land itself – give many hill dwarves ample time to raise and breed specific stock. Common hill dwarf mounts include: goats, bears, giant lizards, gryphons, and hippotauns.
Hill dwarves tend more towards stone-masonry than the other subraces of dwarves, although metalsmiths are not uncommon among them.