Kearsarge North is a 3,268 foot mountain located in Carrol County of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The summit features a fire tower with incredible 360 degree views. This is not the same mountain as Kearsarge Mountain in Warner New Hampshire.

Elevation: 3,268 feet

Elevation gain: 2,536 feet

Distance: 5.7 miles roundtrip

Duration (book time): 4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Trails

Kearsage North Trail

Begin your hike on the Kearsarge North trail where you will pass by a residential area. You will enter the forest, where the steepness increases steadily. Until the summit, the trail stays at a moderate pitch the entire route, with a few good view points once you pop out from the trees. Continue climbing upwards until you reach the base of the tower located the the summit of Kearsarge North. To descend, retrace your steps and follow the same way you came from.

Trail map

Mount Kearsage North Trail Map

Parking

The parking area for the Mount Kearsarge North trail is located off of Hurricane Mountain Road, near Intervale, New Hampshire. There are very limited parking spots at the trailhead. There is also street parking available.

Directions

To get to the Kearsarge North Trail parking area

From Route 16, take Hurricane Mountain road and head East. The trailhead will be on your left about a half mile from Kearsarge Road.

Weather

Always be sure to check out the latest update on the forecast before heading out on any hike in New Hampshire. Though Mount Kearsarge isn’t a 4,000 footer, the climate on top is similar to the higher mountains of the region. Be prepared. Here is a detailed forecast of the next four days:

New London, NH

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
A slight chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday Night
Rain showers. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday
Rain showers likely before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Additional Photos

Mount Kearsage North Trail Views

Views from the tower